BRING IT TO HIM // MAY 11, 2021
When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
A week-long wedding required the hosts to plan in advance, ensuring their guests’ needs were covered. Wine was the normal drink of the day. To run out of it at a wedding was a disgrace!
When we run into problems, we often try to come up with solutions on our own. After all, that is what we have been taught to do all our life. When you were a student, you didn't go to your teacher and ask your teacher to solve your math problem for you. That would have been ridiculous! In your job, you don't bring your problem to your boss. He or she expects you to bring solutions.
It’s different with Jesus. Jesus' mother didn't tell him what to do. She didn't offer solutions. She didn't bring him a plan. She simply brought the problem to him. Jesus would have us do likewise -- bring him our problems but leave our plans behind. What are you trying to solve on your own? What would it look like to bring your challenge to Jesus and not try to force your idea on how to solve it? Today is a good day to let go and trust him!