John 2 tells us that there was a marriage in Cana to which the mother of Jesus, the disciples and Jesus were invited. When the wine ran out, Mary said to her son, “They have no wine.”
Jesus replied, “What have I to do with you? My time has not yet come.”
For Jesus had not yet begun his ministry.
Until that moment He was only the son of Mary, the son of a carpenter, who worked in a workshop.
But Mary totally ignores his rebuke! She goes to the servants and says, “Whatever my son says to you, DO IT!”
But Jesus had only just said that he was not ready to do a miracle. He had, in fact, rebuked His mother!
But His mother, Mary, who had never seen a miracle worked by her son (the Bible clearly states that this was to be His first miracle), had always treasured the message of the Angel Gabriel in her heart. So she went straight to the servants and says, in effect, “My son, Jesus, will shortly come to you and may tell you to do something stupid – but DO IT, anyway!”
Without Mary’s preparation and believe in her son, there would probably have been no miracle that day.
Now Jesus goes to the servants and says, “There’s no wine – give them water!”
Because He KNEW that if they OBEYED Him, the miracle would happen!
But if they didn’t obey Him, there would be no miracle.
Because, of course, Jesus wasn’t working the miracle alone. He couldn’t do it without cooperation. Firstly, His mother – that was a pure act of faith.
The anticipation! The Bible says that this was His first miracle. Jesus was just like anyone else. Then when He says to the servants, “Do something stupid and fill the wine casks with water” – it suddenly turned into the very best wine.
The miracle was only made possible because of Mary’s anticipation and the servants’ obedience.
And this miracle was to begin the ministry of Jesus. John 2:11 says, “This beginning of Miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and manifested forth his glory – and His disciples believed on Him!”
So up until that time, even the disciples themselves were not convinced of the difference with Jesus – UNIL THEY ACTUALLY WITNESSED THE MIRACLE!
From the words of David Hathaway
With many peaceful blessings