“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
As I read the four Gospels, I find it interesting that Jesus’ family and disciples spent much time with Him and heard Him teach but did not realize He was the Messiah. His mother was told by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:26-38) that she would give birth to the son of God, but later passages do not reflect this knowledge resonating with her. It doesn’t make sense to me how they could have walked with the Master, and still, they did not know.
Having read the New Testament, I know the story of Jesus Christ from birth to ascension into heaven. I am fortunate to have God’s inspired Word in my hands to read as well as many Bible commentaries and other literature from which to gain knowledge. I am blessed to have this but also understand during the time Jesus walked the earth, people around Him did not have these resources. Perhaps this consideration helps me understand why Jesus’ followers and family seemed to miss the message regarding who He was.
In the focal passage, as Mary tells Jesus there is no more wine at the wedding they were attending, Jesus responds: “My hour has not yet come.” I anticipate Jesus’ response to His mother flew right over her head and she had no idea what this meant! We see in Luke (22:20) at the last supper Jesus references the wine they drank was symbolic and representative of His blood which was shed during crucifixion. Two thousand years later when we read Jesus’ response, we understand the significance of the statement because we have access to the entire Bible.
A message for us in the 21st century is that we need to spend as much time in the Word as possible to learn vital biblical truths! As we learn, we need to spread the Good News and participate in the Great Commission, which will lead others to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Amen!
Self-reflection consideration: Do I need to spend more time reading the Bible to understand who Jesus Christ is?
Many blessings to you!
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