If you read the story of Jesus turning water to wine at the wedding, you would have realized the following:
- Mary turn to Jesus when she knew that the wedding had run out of wine.
- Even though Jesus said to Mary what did the wedding running out of wine had to do with Him and Mary, Mary said not another word and simply believe that Jesus will do something about it.
- Mary turned to the servants and told them to do whatever Jesus would be telling them to do, i.e., do not doubt. Just do.
That’s the faith that Mary had. She knew Jesus and she simply believe that Jesus would do something about it. This story reminds us of another parable that Jesus told –The parable of the widow and the unjust Judge in Luke 18:1-8. Jesus taught us that eventhough that judge in the parable was not a man who fear God, yet because the widow kept going to him, he finally consented to defend her against her adversay because her persistence was bothering him. Jesus taught us that how much more would God defend us who are His chosen ones. And God will do it quickly!
In Luke 11:5-8, Jesus cited another example of someone going to a friend at midnight for help. Eventhough it was so late and inconvenient, because of the persistence, the friend will get up to meet the needs. Hence, Jesus taught us in Luke 11:9-12 that we should keep asking, keep seeking, keep knowing. This is also recorded in Matthew 7:7-11.
Hence, believe, like Mary did, that God will grant us our hearts’ desires. We just have to turn to Him like Mary did. Never doubt. No reason to doubt because Jesus said that even an unjust judge can be pestered, how much more would our Heavenly Father who loves us and chose us. How would He not listen to our prayers and help us quickly.
We just need to pray and to trust, like Mary did, and to do whatever our Lord tells us to do.
Jesus’ words will never return to Him void. He promises that everyone who asks receives. Let’s claim this promise. So start praying and believing.