As I stepped deeply into John 2:1-11 this week preparing to preach, I was drawn to the words of the mother of Jesus.
“They have no wine.”
“Do whatever he tells you.”
What a great model for prayer!
Too, often, when we pray we dictate the terms of the prayer. I want you to do this, this way, in this time. Micro-managing God? Demonstrating lack of trust in God? Limiting how God works? Yes. Yes. Yes.
Mary’s words, if understood as prayer, models laying the need at the feet of Jesus and trusting enough to do whatever he tells us to do.