Ever look at something that happened in your life and say, “Really, God? Why???” If only this…..then that? You go over and over things in your mind. Sometimes you can’t get to a logical solution no matter how many different ways you replay it in your head. And you are just stuck with the question – WHY??? I look at the story of the wise men the same way…
Not everything happens the way we think it should…God brought forth the most amazing of miracles…the most important miracle of ALL time…in a hidden place. The culmination of this miracle that Mary and Joseph had waited 9 months for was happening – not out in public for all to see – but in the most hidden of places….
How many times have you read the Christmas Story in Luke chapters 1 and 2…once or twice? Hundreds? Have you ever wondered why Mary was allowed to ask the angel a question and Zechariah wasn’t. They both asked a similar question, but the angel’s response to Zechariah was COMPLETELY different from his response to Mary.
“If you say so!” Have you ever said that to anyone? What it really means is, “Ummm, I”m thinking this isn’t going to work, but I’m game to try it anyway just to show you how crazy you are, and then we can do it my way.” When Jesus told Simon Peter to let down his nets in the same place he had caught NOTHING all night, he thought Jesus was crazy….But he said, “If you say so”….and he saw a miracle!
Mothers can get their kids to do lots of things. They might not like it, but they do it anyway. Most of the time my kiddos do what’s asked of them without complaining. But they are coming into those teenage years, and I have seen an eye roll or two lately. I love this miracle. This is the first miracle that Jesus ever performed. He turned water into wine. And secretly, I love that it was His mama that brought it up.