Mary’s instructions were clear. Do what the Lord Jesus says to do. And what did He say that night at the wedding of Cana in John 2, when the wine ran dry?
“Fill the jars with water.” Six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each held from 20 to 30 gallons.
A simple request for a serious situation. They needed more wine for the wedding banquet. The Lord told them to fill the jars. “So they filled them to the brim.”
Look at the outcome of humble obedience. They did not know what the Lord had in mind. They just obeyed.
“Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet,” the Lord said. If they had labored over the strangeness of the directions, they would have missed His glory.
When the master of the banquet tasted the drink, already the water had become wine. He didn’t know about the six stone vats. But it still made no sense. He said to the bridegroom: “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best until now.”
What if the servants had stumbled over the instructions? What if they refused to fill the stone basins? What if they feared taking the drink—dirty water—to the master of the banquet?
We rarely see what the Lord has in mind. The simplest instructions we second guess. “That’s too easy.” Or, “That doesn’t make sense.” But He is so much bigger. His thoughts, higher than our greatest insights, outnumber the sands. He knows what He’s doing.
He has a plan and chooses to include us in the process.
What simple little thing is He asking you to do? Fill jars? Fill cups? How about hearts? This takes faith and absolute confidence in the Lord – trust and surrender. He changes water to finest wine.
Do whatever He tells you. He will reveal his glory.
“What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which He revealed His glory; and His disciples believed Him.” (John 2:12)
“Did I not tell you that if you believe you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40)
“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
Come! Encounter God in worship and prayer.