Monday, July 23, 2012

Do What He Says

When you hear someone talk about Mary you might picture the young lady who gave birth to Jesus, or possibly the mother who had to follow her Son to His crucifixion. There are other events recorded about her life, like returning to the temple to find Jesus when He was 12, visiting the empty tomb on the first Easter, and asking Jesus for help at a Canaan wedding.

At that wedding, recorded in John 2, Mary says something so profound that I am surprised we don’t hear more about it. In the opening verses of the chapter we find out that wine was in short supply, which in those days would make for a poor wedding party. Mary tells the people around Jesus, “Whatsoever He says to you, do it.”

That might be one of the simplest and best sermons ever preached. Whatever Jesus says, do it. We waste so much time these days questioning the black and white commands of Jesus and debating our way out of obedience.

We need to make our obedience as simple as the mother of Jesus made it that day in Cana: whatever He says, do it. 

His mother saith unto the servants, whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.
John 2:5

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