When the water at the feast ran out, Mary knew who to go to. She had spent years meditating on God’s words regarding her strange son; so she knew who He was. He was the Word that had impregnated her and become flesh through her faith and obedience.
“18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20”~ Luke 2: 18,20
Consequently, when her relations faced a near disaster and public embarrassment, she knew exactly who to turn to; her son.
You see, when you spend time meditating on God’s words, it has a tremendous impact upon your mind and your thinking processes, as well as upon your heart and feeling. People who’ve spent time meditating on God’s words over the years rarely feel threatened by looming calamities. They have an inner reservoir of hope and inspiration that they can draw from.
The beauty of His time
Mary knew that when Jesus spoke of ‘His time’, He was referring to that moment when God makes all things beautiful for you – that magic moment when all your seeds, efforts, experiences, expertise, connections, and opportunities converge in one glorious bloom of favour.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”~ Ecclesiastes 3:11
His time is a moment of metamorphosis; of breakthrough to higher heights. Yes, in His time, He makes all things beautiful.
The fluidity of His time
But, Mary also knew something else about that time: It isn’t fixed. By the Spirit, she knew that His time is fluid and movable. His time could be hastened or delayed.
“You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.”~ 2 Peter 3:11/12
The coming of the day of God – say, the manifesting of His time – can be hastened. Mary knew that; so when Jesus said His time had not come, she wasn’t dissuaded from pressing further with her demands.
His time for you is not fixed. As a matter of fact, there’s really only one day in God’s calendar. It’s called ‘today.’
“Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today…”~ Hebrews 4:7
And there is only one time in His clock. It’s called ‘now.’
For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[a]
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.~ 2 Corinthians 6:2
So, really, every moment of your day could be His time!
Yes, in a moment, He can touch you, and everything will change.
This could be the day when it all happens for you; and, why not?
The story of Jesus’ first miracle in Cana is really a testimony to Mary understanding of the principle of divine timing. God’s time can be anytime: a thousand years from now, or a right now. God’s time can be a season spanning ten years, or it can be a ‘twinkling of an eye.’
“8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”~ 2 Peter 3:8
The atmosphere for His time
And finally, Mary understood the requirements and conditions for the manifestation of His time.
If you are are at point A, what time will you be in point B?
The answer, of course, depends on certain factors – like speed.
Again, at what time will the water boil?
The answer here also depends on factors like temperature, pressure, and others.
It is in the same way that God’s time is regulated, or determined by certain factors – like faith, and your knowledge of Him.
You see, God is able to sympathize with your weaknesses; but He responds more to your faith, and to your knowledge of Him.
So, Mary said to the servants, “Whatever He tells you to do, do it.”
In His time, all things become beautiful.
And that time can be now.