John 2: Coming to Jesus

I find it very interesting that in John 2, it seems as if Mary is expecting Jesus to do something miraculous even though He had hardly begun His ministry.

Joh 2:3  And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

Joh 2:4  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

Joh 2:5  His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

I first of all find it interesting that Mary came to Jesus. She didn’t ask Him to go buy more wine; she simply outlined the situation. Jesus asks her what she wants from Him, but Mary does not really give Him an answer. She simply tells the servants to do whatever He says.

Jesus was not the host of the wedding. It was not His responsibility to provide for all the guests, but Mary came to Him. We don’t really know why, but simply by the fact that she did come to Jesus, she was expecting something. Since it doesn’t seem like he would be the natural choice in this situation, there must’ve been some type of special circumstance that brought Mary to her Son.

I’m not sure I have an answer for you, and I don’t want to fall into speculation, but I was thinking about Mary, and I was thinking about how we sometimes come to Jesus when it doesn’t seem to be the natural choice. There are times where we feel like we can handle everything ourselves, but we end up needing Jesus because we can’t do it on our own. For some reason, Mary did not go to the host, but she came to Jesus seemingly because He was who He was.

There are problems that only Jesus can solve, and what Mary, we need to come to Him and tell Him what we need. It is a relationship, so we need to keep that dialogue open.


Posted on April 17, 2015, in John and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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