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Why do you think Jesus decided to become involved when the people ran out of wine at the wedding in Cana?

He seemed to resist becoming involved at first, so why did He change His mind?

John 2:1 - 11

YLT - 1 And the third day a marriage happened in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 And also Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

Clarify Share Report Asked September 13 2014 Mini Anonymous

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Mary told Jesus that the hosts of the wedding feast had run out of wine, undoubtedly feeling sympathetic to the hosts' predicament. To me, the clear implication of her mentioning the situation to Jesus was that she expected Him to do something about it. (This was also shown by the fact that, even after Jesus had told Mary that His hour had not yet come, she still directed the servants to do whatever Jesus told them to do, without consulting Him further.)

Under the circumstances of the situation, where Jesus had not yet given public evidence of supernatural powers or abilities, He owed as much of a duty of obedience to His earthly mother as to His heavenly Father. However, in telling her, "My hour has not yet come," He was wanting her to understand that His dealing with the situation would start an irrevocable path that would ultimately lead to the cross, from which there would be no turning back, and that would mark the beginning of a change in their relationship. (That was why, later, once His public ministry had begun, He put Mary on an equal footing with anyone who sought to do the will of His Father (Matthew 12:46-50).)

October 05 2018 1 response Vote Up Share Report

95 1 Jay Saunders
Jesus is love but that love never overides wisdom. The wisdom and knowledge in the word of God was clothed in flesh. Jesus was the word made flesh. Read John chapter one to confirm.

Love prevailed although Jesus said his time had not yet come to Mary. Love motivated him to change his mind. Our Heavenly Father can change his mind just like us. Are we not made in his image?

Our Father is a creator. So when we create, we may start out with a plan, revise it or just wing it as we go. Our Heavenly Father chooses to do what's best for us but a plan can have variance within it and still obtain the same end goal.

Our God is a master chess player. He moves his servants from place to place and uses the vessels that he knows has the will to serve.

All that matters is (that all things work together for good.) Romans 8:28 John the baptise said it this way. I must decrease so that Jesus may increase. John 3:30 Sometimes we have to bend in the wind so that we are not broken to peices by our self will, stubbornness or pride.

Just some spiritual observations.

October 12 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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