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John 2:3–5 (ESV): "3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." 4 And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
Knowing Jesus means understanding His heart towards us. He came to give, not to get! By His giving we get. No one knew this more than His mother. She had the unique privilege of knowing Jesus in a very special way and because of that she could ask things of Him with expectancy.
Jewish weddings were normally a week-long celebration where most of the village was invited. It was not a small event and it would take a lot of resources to accomplish. Mary was involved in helping at the wedding in Cana that Jesus was invited to. They ran out of wine and Mary knew where to turn, to Jesus! She must have had some experience with Him in this capacity before. He told her His time had not yet come and her response to the servants was, "do whatever He tells you."
How well do you know the man Christ Jesus? The better you know Him the bolder your requests can be. He is for us, and He wants to work on our behalf! That is why He came. Mary asked Jesus with faith. She trusted in His character that she had come to know. You and I must do the same. Come to Him boldly while trusting in His character and you will see the same. We have not because we ask not, or because we ask amiss (Ja 4:2-3). Ask with faith and boldness and see what He might do. Amen?
Father, we thank You for giving us a path to Your throne where we can cast our cares upon You. Will You help us to know Jesus more so we can make our requests with boldness and faith. To You be the glory we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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