The world economy is on the verge of collapse. There is not enough food and the people seek an answer from the government. Not sure what to do himself, Pharaoh then says these words…
“Go to Joseph; whatever he says to you you shall do.”
Wow! What an amazing story. What a powerful plot. God has set up the back story to bring the world to see it’s need not just for some thing (bread) but for some one! Go to Joseph (their savior). Whatever he says to do you shall do! They do and they are saved physically from the famine.
The wedding is in full swing. People are making merry, laughing, eating, dancing! It is a picture perfect wedding feast. Everyone is having a great time. Then, in the back room, the one in charge of the supply of wine sees a problem for the first time. The wine is gone!
The rabbi’s had a saying “Without wine, there is no rejoicing”. Like the old Planter’s Peanuts commercial, if we run out, the party is over and everyone is heading home. Talk about an embarrassment to the groom and his family!
Someone shares the problem with Mary, the mother of Jesus. Maybe she was helping coordinate the reception? In any case, Mary has no clue what to do so she takes the problem directly to Jesus. She evidently thought, “If anyone will have any ideas, it will be him!”
Mary comes to understand this isn’t a need they will work on together as a team. She will need to release it to Jesus and walk away allowing Him to handle it however He chooses. Her wisdom is displayed by her direction to the servants at the feast with these seven words:
“Whatever He says to you, do it.”
Sound familiar? So to borrow and improve on a familiar song..
“When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom… ‘Whatever He says to you, Do it!’