Read: John 2:1-12
So What is Right?
So there’s a couple things that are quite intriguing to me in these passages. John 2 starts off with Jesus at the wedding banquet with his mother.
When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
John 2: 3-5
This interaction with Jesus and his mother is always interesting to me. I actually relate more with mom here (surprise, surprise) then with Jesus and I’m not sure I’m okay with that.
Here we have a typical illustration of a grown man and his mom.
Jesus knows what he’s doing. He has a plan, and he told his mother, “my hour had not yet come”. However, even though mom knows who her son is (the Son of God) ,she is still just being a mom (with all our flaws).
I think this is a good lesson for us mothers with sons; especially grown, or growing sons. As a mom of a grown man and a 12 year old boy, I can totally relate here. God calls us to trust the men in our lives but when they’re our boys that we raised, it’s so hard to do that isn’t it?! But they absolutely need that to grow. As mothers, in order to have a healthy relationship with them, they NEED to know that we trust them.
Mom, decide today that you will show your son that you trust his decisions.
Honestly, this isn’t just for our sons, our daughters need to know that we have confidence in them too. As mothers we DON’T have all the answers, and ,sorry mom, but we don’t always know what our brilliant kids are thinking. But we can trust in these 3 things:
1)God loves our kids more then we do, and is way better at parenting then us.
2) Natural consequences are
sometimes always better than mom’s instructions
3) Mom trusting them, means more to our kids than all the lectures and overstepping we can willingly provide.
But this lesson isn’t just for moms, it does go both ways:
Jesus knew what he was doing, but mom felt she knew better–of course.
Guess what though, despite all that he knew, the emotions attached to this whole scenario, and his age; he obeyed mom!
He told his mother this wasn’t the time and she (as us moms sometimes do) disregarded what he said and called the servants (mama knows best right!).
However, despite all this, Jesus was obedient the way that God, His Father called Him to be.
So mom, what can we learn here?
How about trust?
At least that’s what I learn from this.
God has put my children in my life to train up, but I am also called to listen and respect them as individuals (ESPECIALLY as they grow older!).
Listening to my kids, and respecting them
teaches them to do just that for others.
It even teaches them to listen and respect us!!!
What can we learn from Jesus?!?!?!
How about trusting God’s plan?
He knew that despite him being right and mom being a bit over zealous,
He must respect her.
Because God commands us to obey our parents in everything (as long as it doesn’t go against God’s Word of course),
and to be joyful in obedience .
Jesus obeys God’s word even if he seems justified in not obeying.
He understands that God’s way is best.
How hard (or easy) is it for you to follow Jesus’ example in this?
What other lessons did you see from this passage?
Comment below and share your perspective.
I would love to hear from you.