"Mine hour is not yet come"
In John 2, having been approached by Mary about the wine deficit, Jesus says,
Joh 2:4 … mine hour is not yet come.
What is meant by mine hour ?
This is a phrase we are familiar with:
Joh 7:30 Then they sought to take Him: but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour was not yet come.
Joh 8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come.
And, then, the hour came,
Joh 12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
Joh 12:27 Now is My soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save Me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
Joh 13:1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved His own which were in the world, He loved them unto the end.
Joh 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify Thy Son, that Thy Son also may glorify Thee:
Our Lord – our wonderful Lord, full of grace and truth – lived His entire life aware that His hour would surely come.
Jesus’ life was lived in the shadow of the cross.
Ought we live with an awareness of the hour, not careless as to time, not casual as to purpose, not presumptuous as to preservation?
Jesus was on a divine schedule decreed by God before the foundation of the world.
So are we!
His attains death, so does ours - in the flesh.
He conquers death, so do we - in Him.
He is raised to glory, so will we be.
Mourn not, believer, at death.
Instead cry: “my hour is come!”
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