And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said unto him, They have no wine.  Jesus said unto her, Woman, what I have to do with thee?  Mine hour is not yet come.

John 2:3 (Revised version)

 

water into wine

Your glory was manifested

with the beginning of signs,

one of which was to convert

pure water into good wine

 

 

Miracles are heaven´s signals

exhibited on the earth

They have innerness of meaning

and they concern Christ himself

 

They may also concern man

or concern life as a whole

More than your brain to decipher

you should always use your soul

 

They tell of Your boundless power,

of Your tenderness and love…

Your gentleness and compassion

Nothing hostile…Nothing rough

 

Life in sorrows…Life in tension…

Disappointments…Lives in need…

All of these were touched by You

while You were planting the seed

 

Sometimes the result was seen

in an instant…in a second…

Other times it was just gradual…

No need for them to be beckoned

 

The first wonder You ever wrought

was an act of thoughtful kindness

at a wedding feast at Cana

Cheerful event without sadness

 

No false pietism…fancied purity…

There was radiance at that home

After thirty quiet years

first sign at a lonely dome

 

In his first miracle, Moses

turned the water into blood

It was curse instead of blessing

You came to bless, not to blast

 

You brought joy and You brought peace

turning water into wine

Human joys will be exhausted

Only You can satisfy

 

Earthly joys are very real

but they don’t go far enough

They may be good while they last

but they don’t match divine love

 

Not even by Your own mother

were You hastened in Your time

Your hour had not yet come

to perform Your wondrous sign

 

It is when our heart has drained

its last drop of human gladness

It is then when You intervene

and take away all the madness

 

When there are no drops to squeeze…

At that point Your hour will chime

It’s only with inspiration

that all the verses will rhyme

 

When our resources are failing

and we’re waiting for our Lord

the best advice is to do

what Mary the servants told

 

Do whatsoever He saith

When You hear, trust and obey

Do exactly as He tells You

Based on the strength of Your faith

 

Even if what You ordain

seems to us to make no sense

May we just trust and obey

looking through another tense

 

Let’s fill water pots with water

when what we need is  named “wine”

May we be just men and trust

and the sign will be divine

 

Child of God!  Trust on!  Trust on!

Our Lord is not done with You

He is only trying Your faith

and He is testing You too!

 

February 21, 2013

7:45 p.m.