Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mary Trusted Jesus

This Post is from notes taken at our Bible Study Sunday Morning at our Church.

The week had been eventful.  Jesus had been baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist.  God the Father spoke with a voice and the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus in the form of a dove.   Now Jesus was gathering disciples as men began to follow him.  

Perhaps it  was time to relax as there was a family wedding in Cana to enjoy.

Mary the mother of Jesus was very involved in the wedding that was occurring.  The wedding feast was to last seven days, and it was incredibly shameful to run out of anything especially the wine.

When Mary mentioned to Jesus they had ran out of wine, his answer seemed a bit rude.  “Woman what have I to do with thee?”  

Actually Mary had no reason to think Jesus could fix the problem, but she spoke to the servants and told them to obey what ever He says to do.  In her heart she knew Jesus would do something about the situation. 

Consider Mary as a young girl; hearing the Angel’s announcement that she was to become the mother of the Savior.  Mary’s encounter with the Holy Spirit took wisdom and understanding as she submitted to the will of God.  She realized there would be public shaming that would follow her, but to obey God would be worth it all.

Luke 1:46-72 Mary exalts the Lord singing praises and she was filled with the Holy Spirit as she submitted to the will of God.  

Mary sang an amazing proclamation of praise, glory and blessing as she visited her Cousin Elizabeth. Family was so important in Jewish culture.  Mary embraced the prophetic scriptures as she carried the Son of God in her womb.  

Mary pondered in her heart about Jesus as he was growing up, and at age twelve, he was found in the temple expounding truth to those listening to him.  Mary was not ignorant of the calling of God upon her son Jesus’ life, and she realized Jesus walked in authority even as a child.  

His time had come and that was now evident. 

As John began his Gospel, he declared that Glory was revealed as the Holy Spirit hovered over the water in creation. 

The Holy Spirit hovered over the water at this wedding as the water turned into wine.

For us, the Holy Spirit offers Spiritual Wine from heaven to cause our hearts to rejoice.
We need to spend time with the Holy Spirit as we become different enough to change our world.  Spirit to spirit changes us; Steam rolling as it were.

Mary trusted Jesus and knew he would do something to solve the problem.  Jesus honored his mother and commanded the servants at the wedding to fill the large jars with water.  Each jar held from 25 to 30 gallons of water.  Then He instructed the servants to carry the “water” to the master of the feast for testing.  

Now the servants knew all that had happened, but they obeyed Jesus trusting him.  This was a God Moment as they encountered the Christ and followed his command. 

The master of the feast could not believe the best wine had been saved to the last of the feast.  This was no ordinary wine, but was wine from heaven; the magnificence of the miracle of water to wine.

We glance at "water" throughout the Bible.  In Egypt water turned to blood.  Moses brought water from a rock and another time, cured water with tree limbs.

Water was used in washing ceremonies, and the water turned to wine reminds us of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Jesus honored his mother and fulfilled her request.  Mary was submitted to His authority and to His Majesty.  Mary trusted Jesus.


Karen said...

Thank you for sharing these truths. I am still amazed to hear from my son each day about the places he is seeing in Israel. Yesterday: Golgotha and Jesus' tomb. He was asked to lead worship at the prayer room that overlooks the city. Thank you for praying for him. He has had open doors to pray with many people. God bless you, Hazel.

Karen said...

Hazel, Praying you and your family have a great trip. Take lots of pics and share when you get back. God bless you.