“But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5 NLT)
READ: John 2:1-10
“This does not make any sense.” Must probably be what was going through the mind of the servants as they filled the pots with water. Who would not think that way? What was needed urgently was wine not water. However, they were under instruction to do as they were told. If you are like me, I would have used the phrase many times while carrying out the task. When we say it does not make sense, what we are actually saying is that whatever the situation may be, it does not line up with or fit into our own ideas or way of thinking. We as human beings in our fallen nature like things to work after our own concepts and ideas. We exercise this in our daily lives
There is a reason why God in His infinite wisdom asks us to come to Him as little children. Little children in their infancy have not yet formed ideas of their own and are easily trusting without having to rationalize the events going on around them. God’s thoughts and ways are not like ours; rather they are far above us as far as the heavens are from the earth (Isaiah5:8-9). Many a times, the things God tells us to do does not make sense however, they yield outstanding results if we would just obey. The Bible is full of examples of men who obeyed God, though it was not sensible to the senses. At last, it paid off for them. These men are set as examples for us to follow. No matter how senseless it may seem or sound, if the Lord has commanded it, whatever He says, do. You have nothing to lose when you obey and do what He tells you to do.
Lord, teach me not to lean on my understanding and to do thy will even when it does not make sense.