My hour has not yet come. John 2:1-12 Unless Jesus steps in to serve the good wine, how do the guests know that something has changed; in fact a blessing is taking place? Based on Jesus’ response I sense some reluctance in his enthusiasm to help the wedding party. Yet, to ignore Mary’s concern would cause him to dishonor his mother. Dishonoring one’s parent is to dishonor God. On many levels and to the glory of God, Jesus knows that he must get involved even though at that point he perhaps believes his time has not come. The circumstances dictated otherwise. There are times when we must get involved, or move forward even when we feel as though we are either not ready or it’s simply not time. We don’t always get to decide. God’s glory comes on God’s timing. We may not always be ready. We just have to be willing to participate and receive God’s readiness to bless us.
Beware, keep alert, for you do not know when the time will come. Mark 13:28-37 I used to fight sleep; especially when I was trying to get something done. But the reality is that I’m just not that effective or creative when I am tired. I want to give God all that I have, receive all that God has to give and be ready when the time comes. The only way I can do this is to take the proper rest and trust God’s timing.