Just Do It
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. (John 2:11)
Does your mother ever tell you things to do? Often they are simple tasks like, “brush your teeth, change your clothes, or mind your manners.” Mothers give wise advice. When Mary, Jesus’ mother, saw a need at the wedding, she said to Jesus: “They have no more wine!” She told the servants: “Do whatever He tells you.”
1. GO to Jesus. Mary went to find Jesus because there was no wine. She knew that Jesus could help. We can take our cares to HIM. He will help us.
2. LISTEN to Jesus. He’s never wrong, and He leads us in the right direction. We listen to Jesus today through the Holy Spirit as we read the Bible.
3. DO whatever Jesus says. Verse 5 also tells us that WHATEVER Jesus says—which means anything and everything He tells us to do—that’s what we should do.
When we ask Jesus about what we should say or do, we can trust His answer completely and follow Him by faith. Sometimes we make things complicated when all we have to do is GO, LISTEN, and DO. As NIKE reminds us, we should all JUST DO IT!
Jesus’ first miracle met a need in daily life. He met a need and provided better than the master of the wedding expected. This wine was the best! Only God could do such a thing. This was a miracle! “This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him” (John 2:11).
Writer: Di Ann Perry
Di Ann, Claude, and Nathan Perry joined NFBC shortly after moving to Lebanon six years ago. Di Ann is semi-retired after teaching more than 40 years, mostly in elementary grades and some college courses. She is a member of the Encouragers Connect Group, Sanctuary Choir, Keyboards at Christmas, and the Giving Grows prayer committee. She also works in VBS and in the Music and Arts Camp.