December 12, 2018

John 2:3 (NLT) — 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”

With this statement was Mary expecting a miracle? According to verse 11 she had never seen him do a miracle yet. I believe it was a statement of hope wrapped up in faith. She somehow believed that Jesus would be able to solve the problem. We know this because she said to the servants in verse 5, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Have you ever seen Jesus do a miracle? Have you ever been the recipient of a Jesus miracle? If you have seen or received a miracle than you have more reason than Mary to come to Jesus with statements and requests full of hope wrapped up in faith.

If you have never seen a Jesus miracle or have never been the recipient of a Jesus miracle than this scripture verse should give you all impetus you need to come to Jesus with statements and requests of hope wrapped up in faith. This story is here to show us that we should never ever stop believing in the miracle Jesus no matter how large or small the request is; and we should never ever stop obeying the miracle Jesus. Obedience comes before fulfillment.

Matthew 7:7–8 (NLT) — 7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

John 11:40 (NLT) — 40 Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?”

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