by Carolyn Hope

“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” (John 2:4)

Jesus’ first response was to brush off his mother’s prompting. He had no obligation to fix the wine deficiency of the wedding party; besides, it wasn’t time for Him to reveal Himself.

Sometimes Jesus says no. Other times, He says not yet. His refusal of an idea doesn’t equate to rejection of a person. In telling His mother it wasn’t time yet, Jesus was not rejecting her or pushing her away. As we’ll see later this week, Jesus actually did end up doing what Mary requested; however, He didn’t do it right away.

If God says no or not yet to your request, don’t be discouraged. He knows the right actions to take, and the right times to do them. He isn’t closed to you. Even when He says no to something you present, He does not reject you. He always welcomes you.

Like what you've read? Receive free email updates from The Voice Online: Subscribe
Keep up to date with CFN The Voice. Fill out this form to receive updates directly to your inbox!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
The Voice Staff

Author: The Voice Staff

Join the thousands who enjoy a quarterly copy of Christ For The Nations THE VOICE, a dynamic, full-color, 36-page magazine. Each individual subscription comes with access to our free monthly podcast by great CFNI speakers like Dutch Sheets, Lance Wallnau and Heidi Baker. Don’t miss a single issue, CLICK HERE to subscribe today.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *