She wears white and floats down the aisle. My oldest niece is getting married and she’s gorgeous. She stands, whole future ahead of her, next to the one who will share it.
The pastor talks of the wedding where Jesus turns water into wine. He says, “Jesus’ mother told the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ ” He encourages the couple in front of him to do the same. Those words grab hold of my heart. They won’t let go through the reception line, as my fork slices into cake, as the last cheers go up when the hand-holding pair rushes out the door into their new life together.
Because I realize, for the first time, those are the words that always come just before a miracle.
Not “Do whatever you want”
Not “Do what you feel.”
Not “Do what makes you happy.”
Do whatever He tells you.
That’s what invites the impossible into the everyday.
That’s what can alter everything for all of us.
My niece said “I do” and her whole future changed.
When we say “I will do” it does the same for us.
I will do whatever you tell me.
Say those words and watch for water to turn into wine.