What does your concern have to do with Me? John 2:4
Jesus asked His mother this question during the wedding at Cana when she told Him they had run out of wine.
At first glance, it’s no wonder Jesus seems to deflect Mary’s concern. The situation is not life-threatening. In the big picture, it’s not that big of a deal. I have some speculation about this story – total speculation, mind you – but I think this wedding was for one of Jesus’ sisters. I think she was marrying a boy in Cana and so Jesus, as the oldest son, was acting as the father of the bride. It was the bride’s family’s responsibility to provide the wine for the wedding feast. I believe, Mary, after spending her life enduring whispers and shame over the birth of her firstborn, is terribly afraid of another public humiliation and her statement, ‘they have no wine’ is actually asking Jesus not to put her through that. (Speculation)
So the question, ‘what does your concern have to do with Me?’ Shows several things about Mary:
1. She trusted that Jesus WAS concerned about small details
2. She trusted that He COULD do something about it
3. She trusted that He WOULD do something about it.
When we bring a list of concerns to Jesus, do we have the same trust? I know for myself, I often get hung up between #2 and #3. Lately God has been proving His willingness to act as He has stepped in and worked out several little things for us (like our tax refund getting deposited at just the right time).
A sure sign of not trusting Jesus in a situation is a failure to even bring it to Him. That’s a sure sign that we’ve determined He doesn’t care, He can’t help or He won’t. I think the answer to the question ‘what does your concern have to do with Me?’ is – ‘As much as we will allow it to concern Him.’