Things My Mother Taught Me | Believe in Each Other
Jesus’ mother said, “They have no more wine.” She said to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” John 2:5
We’ve all had moments when our parents put us on the spot. “Tell your uncle about that cute girl you have a crush on!” “Cindy can do a handstand. Show them, honey!” Heat still floods our faces when we remember, but we also remember that no one believed in us the way our mothers did. Most moms are secretly convinced that the baby they are raising is the most amazing human being to ever grace the planet. They are certain that their children are the cutest, smartest, most adorable pint-sized people ever created. They believe in us simply because we exist. We all need someone who believes in us like that
Jesus’ mother thought the same thing about her amazing Son, but the difference between our moms and Mary is that she was right. She knew her Son was destined for greatness and couldn’t wait until others knew it too. She may not have understood it all, but she believed in Him. Although she had no idea that day in Cana what her Son would do with the wine crisis, she had no doubt that He would save the day. “Do whatever He tells you,” were her confident words to the puzzled servants. What amused glances may have passed between mother and Son that day? He may have felt a bit like we did when our moms made us show off. But because He loved her so much, He did as she asked. We’ll do a lot for people who believe in us.
Final Thought: Who has believed in you? Have you told them how much their faith has meant to you?
Prayer: Father, thank you for putting _______ in my life to believe in me. Because of them, I’ve pushed myself to do more than I thought I could. Help me be that encouragement for someone else. Thank you for believing in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.