Have-Not,-Ask-Not-2How Big is Your Faith?

“On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  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 2:1-5.

When Jesus said, “My hour has not yet come,” what kind of time was He talking about? He was talking about a cosmic timetable.  There was a sovereign hour when Jesus was to start His ministry, including the miracles which would reveal His glory.  And yet, in this moment, Jesus clearly tells His mother Mary, “My hour has not yet come.” Did His answer deter Mary from believing He would do a miracle?  No.  And Jesus, the Son of God, allowed Mary to change His time.  John tells us in verse 11 “This, the first of His miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee.”    Jesus answered Mary with a miracle.

Did not King Hezekiah also believe that God could change time for him?  In 2 Kings 20, Isaiah the prophet brought this message to Hezekiah, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.” 2 Kings 20:1.  Isaiah left Hezekiah’s presence, and Hezekiah immediately humbled himself before The LORD and wept and beseeched The Lord to remember him.  And this was The Lord’s response, directed to Isaiah, “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord.  I will add fifteen years to your life.’ 2 Kings 20:5-6.

In these stories, a sovereign cosmic time was set, and yet, The Lord was moved to change time.  In these two stories, we also see another link, “three days.”  “On the third day, there was a wedding in Cana.” John 2:1.  “On the third day from now, you will go up to the temple of The LORD.”  2 Kings 20:6.  What else happened on the third day? Resurrection of Jesus Christ.   Just something to think about . . .

Do we have such faith? Do we have faith to believe that God would change time for us?  The same God who gave you life, owns time.  You have not, because you ask not.  Never stop believing in the impossible – even if you have to ask God to alter time.

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