This Holiday Jesus's first miracle caused me to smile at the vision and power of Mothers. Jesus's mother comes and makes him aware that they have run out of wine. Jesus makes large jars of water turn to wine. The guests acclaim the best wine was saved for last. Guests at the party are blessed, Jesus's mother is relieved and for the first time the public becomes aware of Jesus's power to perform miracles. Could Jesus have done such marvels if his mother had not first expressed faith in Jesus and second had not asked Him to intervene? Most miracles come as a result of asking. Mothers have special interest and can ask with a sincere heart. God will answer such prayers.
We made a large pot of soup the ratios were:
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn
1 can cut green beans
1/3 pound ground beef (already browned and in the freezer.)
1/2 cup raw macaroni added to the mix
1- 1/2 cups (or 1 can) water
2 bullion cubes
salt and pepper to taste
While my four year old sat and ate his soup alone this morning, he posed the dilema,
"Mom, I have to find a girl."
"Yea, the right girl to marry."
"Oh, how are you going to do that?"
"I don't know," with a really worried tone.
"Do you think God wants you to have the right girl? May be you can pray and ask him to help protect the right girl for you."
Such innocent conversations are shared spontaneously over a bowl of soup/simple meals. I cook to have such conversation.