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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, March 11

Updated: Mar 12, 2021


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


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Mar 11, 2021

John 2: 1-11

Jesus his mother and his disciples were invited to a wedding party.They not only attended the ceremony but the festivities as well. Jesus loved these festivities because they involved people and Jesus came to be with people. Jesus enjoyed social occasions and reaches out to everybody, who said Jesus did not know how to have a good time. and maybe they enjoyed a glass of wine or two before they ran out. Mary was probably not asking Jesus to do a miracle she simply hoped her son could find more wine. He addresses her as woman not his mother. Dear woman why do you involve me , my time has not yet come. For me this ans…


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Barbara
Barbara
Mar 11, 2021

John 2: 1-11


3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “they have no more wine.” 4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My hour has not yet come.”


Mary turned to her son for help. I also turn to God when I run out of the strength to deal with an issue, when I run out of hope. I have turned to God so many times in my life and in all these times He has pulled me through. I turn to God when I need help, just as Mary did turning to her son. Jesus is always there to help pull us through all of life’s challenges.

When I read Verse 4 I…


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Tom
Tom
Mar 11, 2021

John 2:11 - “Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.”


Odd setting for Jesus’ first sign, no? Was it a simple favor for His mother? It does not seem to be the life-saving answer given in response to great faith. I speculate this sign was to get the attention of the disciples, though Jesus knew the servants involved would likely talk about it amongst themselves and others. Jesus could have easily turned water to wine while having the disciples gathered for teaching, but their being human, doubts could be raised. Is Jesus just a trickster and a con man? A sign of this magnitude, 40-6…


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David
David
Mar 11, 2021

John 2:1-11


Jesus performed His first miracle at this wedding and that is the point of this story, but something else caught my attention. 4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” I could talk about why he said this, but it was Mary’s reaction that interested me. 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” She didn’t debate with Him, she gave instructions, and he did what she expected of him.


Dear Lord, thank you for this message that Jesus honored his earthly mother as he did his heavenly Father. It clarifies a little more the influence Mary had in Jesus’ life. Amen.

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Gil
Gil
Mar 11, 2021

2021-0311Wednesday, Daily Devotion - John 2:5 (NIV) 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” When I meditate daily scriptures, I try to pick a verse or phrase that came to my heart first. It is like “First Come First Serve.” Today “Do whatever He tells you” came and shook my heart and filled my mind and soul. I love the Word of God. I am happy when I found a moment that the Word of God lived out in action, words, and a variety of ways. My dream is to live out the Word of God in my life in a variety of ways. I hope my dream comes true every day. Lord, I have a dream…

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