5His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” (John 2:1-11)


Mary knew Jesus like no one else did at this point in His life. Although it is certain she knew Jesus was no ordinary man, her request to provide the guests with more wine reflected her belief that He could do things others could not. Her instructions to the servants were, “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” This shows that she not only knew Jesus could work miracles, but she knew His way of doing things did not always conform to conventional thought.

Sure enough, Jesus told the servants to fill the pots with water and then take it to the governor of the feast. This defied logic. Everyone knew the guests wanted more wine, not water. Yet at Mary’s bidding these servants did exactly what Jesus told them to do, and the results were wonderful. The water turned to the very best wine.

This miracle would not have taken place if the servants had not done what seemed foolish to them. The Lord’s ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts (Isa. 55:8). To see His miraculous power in our lives, we must do whatever He tells us to do, regardless of how foolish it may seem.

The foolishness of God is always wiser than the wisdom of men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men (1 Cor. 1:25). Today, whatsoever He says unto you, just do it!