We have become a society of sensationalism!
We are easily bored and distracted.
We are constantly waiting for the rush of a climactic end
that we miss the subtleties in the process which has the ability to alter our lives.
Take magic tricks for example.
The card with the bus drivers signature, who signed it right in front of you is found on top of the Eiffel Tower in France…”Big deal, seen that one before. Do something even better!”
Take the X-games as another example.
A quadroooople back flip, launched off a mile high ramp over alligators, glass, and hot lava…landing it by ending with a kick flip…”Ho Hummmm, Do something more exciting. Didn’t we see that last year!”
What about special effects with movies,
So the first recorded miracle of Jesus Christ could actually be considered the “sleeper miracle.”
“Water to wine? Big Deal! Can’t we buy something now at Wallmart that does that for us…”
Perhaps at the moment it brought a thrill for those who witnessed it, but reading it now is…well…
But wait. Aren’t we told even from Christ himself: “But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Matt. 13:16 (King James Version)
Do we miss stuff in the scriptures, by waiting for the thrill, keeping our eyes and ears focused so much on the grand finale that we miss parts of the process where perhaps the deeper learning lies.
I stayed a little longer at that long ago wedding feast thinking about this first miracle wanting to see and hear more…
I almost missed that the very first public miracle performed was Jesus Christ serving who?
Not the wedding guests…
AND although we barely even heard tid-bits about Jesus’s childhood except for that short twelve year old incident, something happened to Mary over those years regarding her son. Something powerful and precious. She believed in Him! I believe that is what instigated this miracle. Not that the guests were thirsty!
Mary knew Jesus had the ability to fix this problem and she had confidence in that belief. Confidence in her son!
From her words to the servants, “Whatsover he saith unto you, do it.” (verse 5)
Jesus’s response to her plea to help in this need seems harsh for our time. “Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.” But according to the time, the term “Woman” was an endeared word for the respect and honor of one so special as a mother.
And I wonder, in that quick moment that Jesus Christ’s message to us about this first miracle was not just the phenomenon that water was turned right before their eyes into wine for only those disciples to witness, but it was a confidence confirmed between a mother who loved and honored her son to begin what he came to do.
I know it is time Jesus…
I believe in you.
It was then He began his ministry.
“This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.” (verse 11)
But before He did, there was a mom who proved her confidence in Him…
From her own words:
“Whatsover he saith unto you, do it.”