We don’t really get much from the Bible about Mary the mother of Jesus. We get a glimpse of her as a young lady, or more likely girl, and another as she watches her son die. But we see little of her during Jesus’ ministry.
There is one vignette at a wedding at the very outset of Jesus’ ministry. John says it was the beginning of His “signs” and I have always taken this to mean it was His first miracle. The argument could be made that John’s use of ‘signs’ does not include all miracles, only the ones John was using to make his case. It is the first miracle John records in His telling of the life of Christ.
In any case, today I just want to focus on Mary’s instructions when she learned that the host had a problem with the wine supply.
His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it." - John 2:5 NASB
I am not sure if Nike got their tag line from scripture, but basically this is Mary’s big advice.
Just do it.
To be clear – there is a lead in to this instruction.
She did not say – whatever feels good – do it.
She did not say – whatever makes you look good – do it.
She did not say – whatever profits you most – do it.
Her instruction was simply
Whatever He says to you, do it.
And this advice stands today.
Whatever Jesus tells you, do it.
See you again soon.
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