Son, the Wine is Gone – John 2

Helpful mom that I am, I think I would have done what Mary did. She knew her son Jesus well enough to hope he would be understanding of their host’s dilemma. A huge wedding party, an important community event in those times, and they ran out of wine.


I even think that I would have asked my son in the same manner she did. “Uh, Aaron, you know, there’s no more ice for the pop.” Then I’d be still.

“…Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine'” (John 2:3 NIV).

“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come” (verse 4).

I can honestly understand a son saying “This isn’t the right time, Mom.” Knowing Jesus, he wasn’t being disrespectful.

Hopefully, I would just leave the issue alone at that point and inform the helpers they should be on the alert. I would trust God’s Son to do the right thing, whatever that was. Maybe she thought – I’ve asked my son, now it’s up to God to talk to his Son.

“His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you'” (verse 5).

That’s the line I want to hang on to, right there. Yes, Jesus does the first miracle ever recorded by changing jugs of water into jugs of wine, but I want to go back to the position Mary was in when last seen in the story.

The mom is telling the helpers to “do whatever Jesus tells you.” So as a mom, I’m saying that to you as well. Do whatever he tells you.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis