In John 2:1-4 we read...

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was at a wedding feast in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited and were there.

When the wine was all gone, Mary said to Jesus, "They don't have any more wine."

Jesus replied, "Mother, my time hasn't yet come! Don't tell me what to do."

Mary then said to the servants, "Do whatever Jesus tells you to do."

Some thoughts on Mary...

  • She seemed a more important guest than Jesus and his disciples - they 'had also been invited''.
  • Why did she approach Jesus about the problem?
    Because he played miracles as a child? Unlikely.
  • What did she see in her son that made her think he might be able to help? Could it be...
    • She knew he would have compassion.
    • She knew he was a creative problem solver.
  • She had influence with the servants (that little word said could cover a lot!).
  • She got out of the way.
    Only the servants knew what happened.