A Mother's Word - A Mother's Faith
A Mother’s Day Inspirational
Based on John 2:3-5
Allow me to preface today's inspirational with a thought or two.
- Fathers have a say, their own unique touch.
- A Maternal bond doesn't just come from giving birth.
These things however not withstanding, the power of a mother’s faith and perception can transform a simple visual outlay, of destiny, into the full birth and realization of a dream.
For the complete picture allow me to posit a verse; Luke -33
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.
Resting with that for a moment, most mothers would be happy to know they’re having a healthy normal baby - who’s going to grow up and be a well adjusted member/ individual contributing to society.
This would be good and normal and to the point inspirational. If only for the work involved in raising a child. Learning them, knowing them, teaching them to develop, and at the moment - helping them to become who they’re meant to be.
That is motherhood in essence throughout all of nature. An inspiring thought of its own. Yet God breathed more into some; (actually I think maybe all).
As displayed in our defining verse, Mary, Jesus’ mother - when the wine ran out said to him, they have no more wine. To which he responds, “What does that have to do with us?” And her response is to tell the servants to go to him, and whatever he says to do – DO IT! (Paraphrased NASB)
A personal thought on this is at length at Motherhood Inspired
Please be aware I don’t advocate or imply Jesus was unsure about is job. However from a mother’s perspective and using some poetic license we can view it from the vantage of… there’s this son getting up in age. I know he’s supposed to be somebody important, do some important things. He ain’t quite moving how I think he should. He keeps hanging out with his friends all day. Let me help things along a little bit.
By today’s standard and tradition you could see this within reason.
This is why I propose she, Mary – as well as mothers in general, My Mother in Particular are so inspirational. They simple see things we don’t necessarily see.
Mary saw an opportunity. Not though for herself an opportunity for her son. With some license, again, let’s broaden his teaching scope. Let’s broaden his audience a bit.
From an inspirational standpoint, the scripture instructs Mom saw a problem and trusted, believed and knew her son could provide the answer; an answer. And when he didn't jump with the solution, she made sure he put forth the solution. John 2:5 – whatever he tells you to do, DO IT!
The text then goes on and records (John ), this was his (Jesus) beginning of signs.
Personally, hearing from God is a word to inspire of itself. But sometimes mom’s voice – mom’s push is really what it takes to get things started. Mom’s voice can not only inspire but motivate us to reach for that highest height. To pursue that next or some cases that first assignment while we’re waiting for this big grand call to say start here.
Sometimes it takes mom to push us out the nest in order to learn we can really fly.
I wouldn't presume to say Jesus (as God) needed this push. But as man we can grasp a vision from God and not know where it gets started. But then God provides us with mom, mothers -with that special point of education that says, here’s an opportunity