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)


Faith trumps our schedules and planners and routines.

For thirty years Mary had watched and waited. For thirty years she hid her “Jesus treasures” in her heart. For thirty years God whispered Truth into her heart about her son.

Now all of a sudden, in the middle of a wedding celebration – the happiest of day in a bride’s family – there was need. Face-saving, desperate, oh-my-gosh-what-do-we-do-now? need.

And instantly, Mary’s nurturing days all the watching and wondering and waiting

…were over.

Now. This moment. It was time. This was a divine appointment sketched into God’s holy planner. This was the small still whisper, booming in Mary’s heart, “Will you speak up? Will you step out?” This was a moment of purpose, designed by the hand of God. It needed His heart. It needed the power of His love. And He would do it.

…Mary knew it.

And in that instance of created meets Creator, faith bubbled up from Mary’s heart to God’s, like lightning reaching from the ground to its source. No whining. No wailing. No hovering.

No question.

“Do whatever He tells you.”

And God’s heart was electrified.


Faith reaches out and touches the hem of his garment, and causes mountains to move.

Faith reaches up to partner with the Creator of the Universe  and becomes the lightning bolt of His love.

Faith is a gift from Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith – A gift perfected in us

as we watch,


and obey

His law of love,

“This is my son, whom I love, listen to Him.

“Today, if you hear His voice.”

… “Do whatever He tells you.”


Lord, I want to be your lightning bolt of love.

Watering Today: Prov 31; ps 31, 131; Isaiah 63-64; Psalms 107; John 2







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