19.) What Ever He May Say
' Jesus saith to her, 'What -- to me and to thee, woman? not yet is mine hour come.'
Jesus was always cognizant of His mission and He often spoke of His “hour”. Here He says His hour has not yet come, other times it states that the people in the temple could not lay hands on Him because His” hour was not yet come. Then when He was facing the crucifixion, it says that he knew His hour was come. Christ had a mission and a purpose and kept that mission and purpose always before Him.
Some people are surprised with what they seem the hard word He gave to His mother, but it only comes across that way in some English translations, in the language and culture of the times it was a perfectly respectful way to address a parent.
I think that Mary was looking out for her sister, and turned to Jesus because she knew that He was the answer. She was right.
His mother saith to the ministrants, 'Whatever he may say to you -- do.'
The servants came to Mary with the problem. Salome, the groom’s mother and Mary’s sister had other things going on and was not yet wise to who He was, although Salome would later be with Mary at the foot of the Cross.
Notice that Mary instinctively turns the servants requests over to her son. In other words, Mary draws the focus away from herself, and turns the focus on Christ.
What good advice Mary gives to the servants. John'Whatever he may say to you -- do.'
Notice the absolute faith and trust that Mary has in Jesus, although she may not understand it completely yet, and she did not know what Jesus was going to do, she was certain that he would do the right thing.
Doing what Christ asks is where the blessings lie. We need to get it into our heart that we will do as Mary recommends and do whatever He may say.