Christians to learn good parenting ability from Mary the mother of Jesus Christ.
Mary the mother of Jesus was sensitive to understand the appropriate time to help her Son showcase his talent.
Mary persuaded Jesus to perform his first miracle.
Jesus resisted the courage, but Mary insisted until her Son could perform the miracle.
The dramatic event in discussion happened at Cana of Galilee during a wedding ceremony as the scripture reported,
“And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it” Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.
Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” (John 2:3-10).
Lesson on Good Parenting
Christian parents are encouraged to help their children maximize their potentials.
Parents are to learn from Mary the mother of Jesus who encouraged her son to manifest his divine ability.
No one knew about Jesus’ ability until his mother encouraged him to publicly demonstrate it.
Mary improved the morale of his Son with her persuasive approach.
(There is much tendency Mary had noticed Jesus demonstrating remarkable ability prior to the ceremony at Cana of Galilee, and she was determined to help him fully demonstrate it).
Once Mary encouraged Jesus to perform his first miracle, he was motivated to further demonstrate the ability.
He opened blind eyes, helped lame walk, and resurrected the dead.
Indeed, God deserves all glory for the miracles that Jesus Christ performed; however, Mary deserves some credits for motivating her Son to perform his first miracle.
Prayer of grace to be good Parent
Dear God, please teach me good parenting. Give me enabling grace to motivate other people to maximize their potentials.
Make me a good parent who can encourage his/her children to bring out their virtues.
Give me an ability to properly direct my children to become successful.
I also pray for other Christian parents to receive your enabling grace to motivate their children unto success.
Please do these things and many more. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
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