My husband and I had the wait-five-years-to-have-a-baby plan when we got married. Then….We’re having a baby! A month after our second anniversary, we found out we were pregnant. After the initial shock wore off, we were totally excited! We celebrated. We told all of our family and friends. Everyone celebrated with us. It was big news. A baby is always big news! Mary had some news of her own…
Are you kidding me?!?! I have said these words a time or two (or a hundred or a thousand). Well…more times than I care to remember. Can anyone else relate? These are not kind, loving, happy words. Usually these words are spoken in great disbelief, or anger, or offense. Offense can keep us from our miracles….it’s time to let go and see our miracle!
At the community pool we belong to, they have what is called adult swim. It’s fabulous….for the adults. When they make the announcement for the kids to get back in, it’s a mad dash for the pool. They aren’t supposed to run, but well…ya know….it’s kids, and it’s a pool! You do the math. I imagine the scene to be similar at the pool of Bethesda when the water started to bubble….
“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.