Who Was Mary To Jesus, So To Us

Who Was Mary To Jesus, So To Us

An article helping us understand the Marian passages of the Bible more clearly.

Many Christian denominations try to undermine the role of Mary in the life of a Christian, though their teachings are not founded on the word of God, they are very much appealing. However, the word of God very convincingly speaks of the role of Mary in the life of a Christian.

Mary, the partner

The wedding at Cana is actually a declaration by Jesus about His partnership with Mary. Many people consider this as an instance of Jesus declaring that Mary has no role in salvation. But the fact is quite different. When Mary tells Jesus,” They have no wine”, Jesus makes use of this opportunity to show the world that Mary is his partner in the process of salvation. Jesus tells her,” Woman, what concern is that to you and to me?”

If the sentence had been,” What concern is that to me?” or “What concern is that to you?”, it would have been a very insulting one. Such is the answer given to a person without any relation or to a person without any substantial relation. But Jesus question was completely different,” What concern is that to you and to me?” This is a question between two partners.

Only partners ask the question,” What is it for us?” An outsider asks, “What is it for me?” or “What is it for you?” An insider asks,” What is it for us?” So with this question, Jesus openly declared that Mary is his partner in the process of salvation.

Mary’s authority respected

Jesus not only declares to the world that Mary is his partner but also shows to the world that He respects her partnership. Even though Jesus said that his time had not yet come, Mary said to the servants,” Do whatever he tells you.” This can be said only by a person who has real authority. Jesus without uttering a word does whatever is required.

If Jesus wanted to show that Mary had no role, this was the best opportunity to do that, because just by not doing what was required for that family, he could have shown that Mary had nothing to do with the things he was going to do. Here Jesus declared to the world, “I have given authority to this lady to decide when and where I should do my work. And I will do it even if it is not in my mind to do that.”

Mary knew Jesus’ plans

Jesus told Mary,” My hour has not yet come.” Jesus tells about what is to take place only in later days. When Jesus tells Mary that his hour has not come, it should be understood that Mary was told or revealed what was to take place, because Mary’s asking for a miracle admits her knowledge of Jesus powers (Jesus had not performed any miracle until then) and Jesus’ reference ‘my hour has not come’ also takes for granted that Mary knew what Jesus was going to do and when he was going to do such things.

The word of God says,” Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed him.” Even before his disciples came to know Jesus’ powers and believed, Mary knew Jesus mission and had unshaken belief in him.

Mary at the beginning and at the end

When Jesus performed his first miracle, Mary was with Jesus. When Jesus performed his greatest mission and ended his public life, Mary was with Jesus. When Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, Mary was with them.

Many people take into consideration the volume of things said by Jesus about Mary to measure her importance. But we must leave the quantity of the matter said by Jesus about Mary. Instead, we must think of the importance of the places where Mary appears in the scene. We must ponder the depth of the sentences about Mary, not the length of the sentence. If we do so, we will find only very pithy sentences about Mary.

So let us give as much importance to Mary as Jesus gave, not less, not more. Jesus declared her as co-redemptorist. Let us accept her as the co-redemptorist. Jesus gave her the authority to advance the time of redemption. Let us make use of it.

Read Why pray to Virgin Mary ; Hear this talk about Mary and Bible

Jesus gave Mary permission to ask Jesus to do something in others’ life even if it does not concern him. Let us ask her to intercede for us.

– – – written by Adv. Shibu Varghese

4 thoughts on “Who Was Mary To Jesus, So To Us”

  1. This is called blunder and foolishness. U r actually making Jesus just a doll. Remember tat Jesus is God n mary is not. She is a normal being. Mary do not hav any relation wit salvation. Even mary needed salvation. Read luke 1:47, mary herself needed a saviour. U r really worshipping devil indirectly. God says in Bible tat ” i wil never share my glory wit othrs”.

    Wen wine was over n mary said abt tat to Jesus, thr was no wine left, Jesus never said, yes mother i wil do miracle n make things alrite. But He said thr is nothing between u and me. That states Jesus dont need a supporter. He is not a servant of man. He is Jesus…. Jesus…. Dont post such stupidities which r loved by demons. Wake up and raise and shine for our Lord.

    Time is near for the rapture. No more time to advice or make clear all things. I can only show u the way. Its ur wil to chose or not. Dont be a fool to believe such foolishness abt mary and Jesus. Thr is no God othr than Jehovah Jesus n Holy spirit. Mary is nothing and damn nothing between this Holy trinity. Wat you posted is totally demonic ideas. Pls dont allow satan to destroy u. God bless u all.

  2. The author of this story obviously hasn’t thought very far into this!

    In Jesus’ day, the weddings were major affairs. The groom’s family supplied all the food and drink for the party. It was a major disgrace for that family if they ran short on anything.

    Now, neither Jesus nor Mary were part of the groom’s family. That was evidenced by the fact Jesus said, “what is that to you or me?” Since they were not of the groom’s family, they were not responsible to provide anything. Mary made this comment to Jesus knowing how important it was to them to not run out. Nowhere does it say anything about salvation in this ONE story in the Bible.

    However, in John 14:6 it says “JESUS answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. NO ONE comes to the Father except through ME.” Not Me and Mary? Nope. According to the logic of this writer, it should’ve said “…except through Me or Mary” but it doesn’t say that. And the Bible DOES say in Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is NONE other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

    The Bible NEVER states that Mary was sinless, only that she “found favor with God” in Luke 1:30. He had to bring forth Jesus thru SOMEONE, and the Bible says “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” in Romans 3:23 and it also says “There is NONE righteous, NO, NOT ONE” in Romans 3:10.

    Mary was a normal person. She cannot get anyone into Heaven! If you look to her for salvation, then Jesus talked about you in Matthew 7:22-23: “Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?’ And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me…”

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