Updated: Mar 12
John 2: 1-11
verses 4-5: “Dear woman, why do you involve me?“ Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
These words set the scene for Jesus’ first miracle, changing water into wine at a wedding. Mary’s involvement is so interesting and mysterious to me. She is the one who gets things going, and Jesus complies, even after telling her it wasn’t yet his “time.” Mary clearly knows some of what Jesus is capable of doing. This isn’t a “healing,” but many healings follow. It is a sign, a signal to the people of the power of this man.
I can’t say I understand why this was chosen to be Jesus’ first miracle, and why it was presented in scripture this way. I look forward to others’ comments and insights today.
Holy One, you are a mystery in so many ways, yet in some ways so simple and easy to comprehend. Your healing powers are evident every day. You renew me, and you give me peace. I need you. Amen