When God Changes His Mind
John 2:1 "And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: and both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have 1 to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. (Verse 11) This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him."
Here is an example, in which we see that God has His plans. Jesus said, "My time has not yet come. It's not my problem that they have no more wine. I've got more important things to take care of." Jesus had set a time in which HE would reveal His glory; so that the people would realise that HE is the Lord, and beside HIM there is no other. Just as he says, that is the way it will be.
Mary, his mother, knows him and she knows a lot about him. She says to the servants, "Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." They ask Jesus what they should do. Now is the moment that Jesus accepts the challenge. He fills neither the receptacles, which have just become empty; neither does he ask for new ones and then says, "Here is the wine." No, he tests their faith step by step: "Fill the water pots!" They take the next step, but they still do not have any wine. They do not give up, but rather they proceed to ask, "What shall we do now?" "Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast!" Yet again they obey Jesus, and the miracle takes place. We do not know exactly when the water became wine. We can only take a rough guess. Jesus is ready to change His plans. Do you need a miracle? Then do that what HE tells you to do! (rw)
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