SPRING FORTH NOW 2023
Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.” Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.” She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.” Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with water.” And they filled them to the brim. “Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host,” Jesus said, and they did. When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn’t know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom, “Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you’ve saved the best till now!” This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him. After this he went down to Capernaum along with his mother, brothers, and disciples, and stayed several days.
John 2:1-12 (MSG)
The challenge we face to start something new can be both frightening and difficult, new is just that, new, unfamiliar, and uncomfortable, causing one to adjust if not transform your present reality. Although you may be very sure about the transformation to the new and yourself as its agent for that transformation, the environment in which we exist causes fear and challenges us to question if the timing is right for what we have to offer and us. Therefore, we need a catalyst; people, places, and things operating under the spirit of our coming forth to live in our purpose, motivating us to face our fears and challenges, both internal as well as external. Like a Mother who sends her child off for school for their very first time, prepares them for their very first date, or says good-bye to them after dropping them off at college helps them as a catalyst to come into their own and operate fully in what they believe to be their maximum potential. God too Mothered and mothers us in each and every experience of our lives, if we allow His Spirit to operate both internally and externally to advance timing for us so we jump into the fray of our circumstances with all the ability and power He has given to us to transform them for the good. We need not worry about timing, the ability to maximize our potential and live in the new thing for our life, the transformation for the good, for God is with us and has given us a Most Favored Status.