[CF Devotionals] 2014-09-08 - What Would Mary Say?

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"Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come." (John 2:4)

A dilemma arose at a wedding celebration that my son Jesus, His disciples, and I were attending. There were no drinks left to serve the guests. I did not want anything to spoil the festive occasion. If anyone could fix the problem, it would be Jesus. I took the initiative and went to Jesus with the issue. His response wasn't what I predicted. He asked me, His mother, why I was concerning Him about the matter. It was not His time for doing miracles.

Did He forget I wasn't privy to His miracle-performing schedule? I did not let Jesus' remarks deter me from finding a solution. I informed the wedding workers to do whatever Jesus told them.

Although it may not have been what Jesus had planned, He miraculously made water turn into wine. The wine even tasted better than earlier batches. What a remarkable sight to behold. This physical spectacle signified Jesus' first public miracle.


Lord, Let me know when it is my place to offer advice, and when it is wise to remain silent. Allow me to be an involved parent, without being overbearing. May there be a healthy and balanced relationship between my children and me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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