God Sees Our Obedience

Dec. 8, 2018

John 2:1-12

How many times had we ever been rushing God to answer our prayers? A lot of times We seem to abandon the fact that God's timing is always the best. We forget that our God is the God who is able to do all things.

In the Scripture, Jesus did his first miracle by turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana. Jesus, His disciples, and Mary were invited to the wedding. It was the wedding of someone who's very close to Mary because she cared when there was no more wine at the wedding and she wanted to help. Mary told Jesus about it. However, Jesus rebuked Mary because His hour hadn't yet come. Mary didn't feel disrespected nor angry, rather she told the servants in the wedding to do what Jesus was going to tell them. She believed in Jesus completely. In the end, Jesus turned the water into wine and the master of the feast was amazed.

There is something we can learn from Mary in this chapter. We can learn from Mary's obedience and faithfulness. Even after being rebuked and addressed in a harsh way, she didn't change the way she looks at Jesus. She truly knew that Jesus is her Lord, Messiah. She still believed in Jesus, in what He was going to do in times of need. She patiently waited for Jesus' perfect timing.

Jesus knew what's the best action to do because He's God in human flesh(1 Timothy 3:16). He performed His first miracle perfectly in His timing. He knew it was important for His disciples to witness His first miracle. He let the wine ran out in the first place. He also amazed the master of the feast because the wine is better than the first one. In the end, His disciples believed in Him.

No matter what situation we are in, we should learn how to obey like Mary. We should trust God wholeheartedly. He knows what's best for us.