From Gabriel’s announcement, to Joseph’s dreams, to John the Baptist leaping in Elizabeth’s womb, to the shepherds. Can you imagine what was going through Mary’s mind all that time? Mary treasured all these things in her heart, she thought about them constantly.
Obviously, we are not Mary but all throughout Scripture we are told to meditate and study God’s Word. (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 119, Proverbs 3-4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Mary pondering on all the things that happened is what brought about a situation that happened later in Jesus’s life.
John 2:1-11 CSB “On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well. When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.” “What has this concern of yours to do with me, woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.” “Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants. Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained twenty or thirty gallons. “Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.” And they did. When the headwaiter tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from — though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people are drunk, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.” Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.”
It’s interesting to note that Jesus said it wasn’t His time, yet He did this, I believe, for Mary. Scripture tells us that Jesus only did and said what the Father did. God knew Mary had been pondering many things in her heart. She wasn’t pushy, she simply had been trusting God for years and God rewarded her faithfulness.
Mary was a humble servant who trusted God. She, like all people in the Bible are an example for us. This Christmas season, follow the example of Mary and ponder the meaning of the Christmas story.
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