Good Questions!

Reflections on questions the Master asks.

Good Questions – Why Did You Come To Me?

John 2:1-11 
1 Three days later a wedding took place in the city of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. 
2 Jesus and his disciples had been invited too. 
3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, “They're out of wine.” 
4 Jesus said to her, “Why did you come to me? My time has not yet come.” 
5 His mother told the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” 
6 Six stone water jars were there. They were used for Jewish purification rituals. Each jar held 18 to 27 gallons. 
7 Jesus told the servers, “Fill the jars with water.” The servers filled the jars to the brim. 
8 Jesus said to them, “Pour some, and take it to the person in charge.” The servers did as they were told. 
9 The person in charge tasted the water that had become wine. He didn't know where it had come from, although the servers who had poured the water knew. The person in charge called the groom 
10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the best wine first. When people are drunk, the host serves cheap wine. But you have saved the best wine for now.” 
11 Cana in Galilee was the place where Jesus began to perform miracles. He made his glory public there, and his disciples believed in him.
(God’s Word, Copyright 1995 by God’s Word to the Nations Bible Society,

Jesus' question to his mother is "Why did you come to me?"
Why did she come to him? What did she expect of him?
Favors for a friend, to spare the friend from embarrassment?
Was she driven by personal motivation?
Or, a desire to have her son (Jesus) do something out of the ordinary?
Wouldn't you like to get into the head of some people to see what they are thinking?

We don't know why and could only speculate at best the reason for her approach to Jesus, but she must have known that Jesus could have done something about the situation or she would not have come to him. "They are out of wine, my son, do something." It's implied!
"Jesus, you are able to do something, so please take action."
And knowing that he will, she tells the servants to follow his instructions.

Why do we come to Jesus? What do we expect of Him?
Often we come, but do we listen to the question Jesus is asking? 
"Why did you come to me?" How personal do we get with Jesus?
Sometimes we just go on mumbling words without thought.
Do we really know why we have come or what we expect of Him?
Do we know what He is capable of doing for us?
Do we really expect miracles?
Do we expect Him to answer our prayers?
Or, are we just wishfully thinking that He might, if He has nothing better to do?

Jesus asks us the same questions, ""Why did you come to me?"  
And so I ask myself, “Why have I come to Him today?”
“What do I need Him to take care of for me today?
Ahh, He listens, and delivers what I need when I need it.
Jesus cares for me. Jesus is personal with me and desires my response.

Help me, Oh Lord, for I am in need of your company today!!
I am often impatient. I get tired of waiting.
I feel like I am sitting in a heavy fog.
You have a plan.
Help me to stay the course and trust in your plan for my life.

I realize that this waiting is developing my spiritual muscles, much like running man-makers in football developed our strength of endurance.
I am sure that this discipline will help me to become a stronger leader in the future.
I know that you have not left me alone.
So I come to you today (as I do every day) to place my trust in YOU, to let go of myself, my wants and desires, and to rest in your promises of deliverance.

Take my worry and my fear of the unknown.
Fill my heart with peace, and bring stillness to my soul.
Allow me to find rest in the midst of the inner battle that I am facing.
Open the doors of opportunity for me to be faithful in ministry for you.

Help me to be ready to take action when the time is right for you to perform miracles.
Help me to be prepared for the ministry you have been preparing for me.
Help me to responsive to your calling by being in your word every day.
Help me to walk by faith, rather than by my limited sight.

Lord, I come to you because I trust that you will guide me, you will strengthen me, you will use me to minister to others, and in the process, you will minister to me.
I come to you because you have the words of eternal life.
You have given me everything I need in this life and for the life to come.
Jesus, I need your companionship today.
I need your word to fill my cup. I need to drink from the well of your living water.
I need to find my rest in you.

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