Saturday, October 13, 2012

Words of Authority--Just Do It

Saint Anne de Beaupre Cathedral Quebec City -- I took this with my daughter Katie in June, 2011.
His mother said to the servants, Whatever he says to you, do it.  John 2:5 NASV

          My youngest son and I used to enjoy our popcorn and movie nights.  He liked the old war movies as much as I did.  One night we watched Back to Bataan, a WWII film, starring John Wayne as Colonel Madden, the courageous U.S. Marine.  The story takes place in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion.  Col. Madden instructs a Filipino resistance fighter regarding the new man in charge, saying "Do whatever he tells you to do."  His words brought to my remembrance the words of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee.

          Jesus and his disciples attended the wedding.  When the host ran out of wine for the guests, Mary said to Jesus, "They have no wine."  "Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee:  mine hour is not yet come."  John 2:4 (KJV)

          Then his mother spoke to the servants.  "Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it."  Mary, who knew better than anyone the divinity of Jesus, demonstrated complete confidence--faith--in His power and authority.  Jesus turned the water into wine, the first of the miracles Christ performed on earth to manifest His glory.

          I don't know about you, but there are very few people whose words I would follow without question.  But we are all under a  higher authority.  Jesus spoke as one having authority, indeed having been given "all authority in heaven and on earth"  by God the Father.

          Mary's words call to action:  "Do it."  I wish I would remember her words to those servants every day of my life, and do without question whatever Jesus tells me to do.

May God bless all of you who are reading these words.  I hope my writing offers some encouragement to you.  Thank you for visiting my blog, and do come again.  Many thanks to my talented friends who allow me to use their pictures.  Thanks, Eileen.

 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail by Eileen DeCamp
 
 


11 comments:

  1. Thank you for your devotions. How many times do we need to just do what God says?
    And I love all of your pictures. They are beautiful.
    Blessings. Joy

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  2. Thank you so much Joy for reading Write Moments with God. I've been waiting to hear from you. You WON Eva Marie Everson's book Unconditional! I have a signed copy to send you. :-) You must have missed my email message. Here's to a happy Monday full of God surprises.

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  3. Rose, this is my first visit to your blog and it is very encouraging. Thank you for reminding me to have a faith like Mary's!

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    1. Thank you Laura for visiting today. "Faith like Mary's." Yes, we all want that. God bless you today.

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  4. Hi Rose, I am so happy you are a part of my life and that you are feeding me the precious WORD OF GOD. I have just thought i need to keep a little notebook near me in the morning when i am out lying on the lounge near our pool looking up at the stars when it is really dark, just before dawn - waiting on God to fill me with His precious Holy Spirit and teach me and guide me in all things. Yesterday He told me some great things but today I can't remember them - off to buy a special notebook just for those moments. Eileen's photo is just fabulous...aren't we lucky to have Eileen in our life. We are all blessed, thanks to God's special love for us. May God bless you over and over today and always. XOXO JULES

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    1. Jules you are precious. Thank you for your encouragement as well. I love the way you share personal stories of your special times with God. I look forward to giving you a big hug one day. Receive His blessings. Yes, our God is so good. Maybe one day, we can read our notes from God to one another. XOXOXO

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  5. Hi Rose,

    Thank you for blessing me with your thoughts...XOXO JULES

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  6. Thank you for the beautiful words and the beautiful photos--so appreciated!

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  7. Rose, thank you for your insightful words of comment on my blog. It's wonderful to get connected with you and I'm now a follower of your blog. I look forward to checking in on your wisdom. God bless!

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  8. Thank you Kathy. I'm glad you've come to visit. :-) I'll check back with you as well.

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