“Jesus said to her, Woman, what is that to you and to Me? What have we in common? Leave it to Me, My time, hour to act, has not yet come.” John 2:4 Amplified
The story of Jesus turning water into wine is one that is well-known. Did you know His mother Mary was the one who asked Him to perform that miracle? They were at a wedding and she found out there was no more wine, she went to Jesus because she knew Who He was. We would have to think that this must have been a close family member getting married for her to go to Him with this request. Jesus had only just started His ministry and He told her in our verse today that His time had not yet come. We must assume He meant in performing miracles. Yet as we continue reading the story He performs the miracle, changing the water to wine, and of course it’s the best wine ever, divine wine.
So it makes me wonder, if He told her it wasn’t His time why did He do it anyway? For me this tells me that sometimes we’re asked to act on something or respond, but we’re hesitant because we don’t feel prepared. That’s when we must trust God, especially if the person requesting it is someone close to us. Mary knew Jesus better than anyone else, I don’t think she would have asked Him had she not been prompted by the Holy Spirit.
Too often we are afraid to step out of our comfort zone, I like to think of it as our boat in life, and step onto the water where Jesus is. If we’re prompted or asked to do something that will bring glory to God, we need to trust Him that He will hold our hand and guide us through it.