Words from the Heart for Monday March 2nd, 2020

When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

John 2:3-4 (NIV)

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My Hour Has Not Yet Come

Canada is the world’s second largest country and driving across it can be an amazing experience, seeing the beautiful nature and experiencing Canadian hospitality. Driving all the way through Canada is also a seriously long experience. The journey across the entire width of Canada from Newfoundland to the Alaska border takes 23 days on the road. If you want to spend time seeing and doing things along the way, visit cities and National Parks, allow 2 to 3 months to make the trip.

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Wise King Solomon once wrote that there is a time for everything under heaven. We don’t always remember that or like that. We too often want God to act according to our timetable and we get frustrated when He doesn’t, and won’t. In fact, I believe that as Christians we generally have a harder time accepting God’s timing than His will for our lives. Jesus never had that tension. He always knew what the Father wanted Him to do, and exactly when. That was true even at His first miracle. He was asked by His mother to perform a miracle. He responds to her this way in John 2:3-4: “When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” Jesus would turn water into wine at this wedding in Cana. But His reminder to his mother is a good one for us. When we turn to Jesus with a request, He will answer. But we must trust Him that He will do so according to His calendar and not ours.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley