Day 22: Good Timing

John 2:6-11 : Now there were six water pots of stone set there after the Jews’ way of purifying, containing two or three meters apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the water pots with water.” They filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the ruler of the feast.” So they took it. When the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and didn’t know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. You have kept the good wine until now!” This beginning of his signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Notice how Jesus only worked with the servants. The person in charge of the party didn’t know that any miracle had taken place. Jesus did what His mother wanted but was also able to keep a very low profile. Jesus high-profile moment was yet to come. I am eager to talk about it but instead you can read ahead to Palm Sunday (and the miracle that preceded it) if you want. It is found in John 11:1 – 12:13. Jesus doesn’t attempt to stop the crowds but instead purposefully does a huge miracle in front of them and later accepts their praise as the King of Israel.

It is not uncommon that wrong timing is the sinful error that we make. There is an appropriate time for almost everything:

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 :
For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build up;
a time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace,
and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek,
and a time to lose;
a time to keep,
and a time to cast away;
a time to tear,
and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence,
and a time to speak;
a time to love,
and a time to hate;
a time for war,
and a time for peace.

Jesus masterfully managed this situation. He both honored his Father in Heaven and honored his mother on earth within the limits of His Father’s timing. Many of the great things that are ours as Christians will be realized in the future. For now, we look forward with a hope and faith in the One who has promised them, for there is a time coming in which our bodies will no longer die!