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Tell it to Jesus

When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” And then she said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you to do.”

John 2:3&5

It was the third day of celebrations at the wedding in Cana of Galilee, when disaster loomed, the wine ran out.  This would have been a disaster and embarrassment for the couple, but Mary, the mother of Jesus, knew what to do.  She immediately told Jesus about the problem, “They have no more wine,” she said, and because she told the right person the problem was solved.  Jesus performed his first miracle by turning the water to wine, revealing his glory and causing the disciples to believe in him.

Friend, are you facing a problem today?  Do you know that Jesus wants to intervene in your situation too?  Just as he could change the water the water to wine, he is able to turn your circumstances around.  He can give you beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3).  Scripture instructs you to, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7).  God does care for you and his ear is inclined towards you (Ps. 31:2; 166:2). So, tell it all to Jesus.  Don’t tell it to your dog or cat, spouse or friend; go to Jesus first.  Avert embarrassment, disaster, unnecessary pain and isolation by going to the right person.  Name the problem plainly, tell him the wine has run out of your marriage, your job, your friendship or even your health.  Let the glory of God be revealed through your life so that others might believe.

And whatever he tells you to do, do it (John 2:5).  Naaman, the army commander of Aram, had to obey a seemingly ridiculous command, when the prophet Elisha asked him to go and dip himself in the Jordan seven times (2 Kings 5:14).  Despite his social stature, Naaman obeyed.  And again, in Genesis 12: 1, God says to Abraham, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”  And Abraham left his kindred and his homeland to go to a land that he did not know.  In obedience, you will find favor.  In obedience, you will find your breakthrough.  In obedience, you will experience the transforming power of the Lord in your life.

Heavenly Father, I come to your throne today and lay my burdens at your feet.  I believe that you have the power to transform my troubles into joy.  Speak to me, your servant is listening.  Let me know what you want me to do.  In Jesus’ name I pray Amen.