I have been trying to be better about reciting the Rosary daily. My own mother did this, and I thought she was crazy. But it turns out she knew exactly how powerful this prayer can be, and I would like to credit how well I turned out with how often she prayed for me. (Joking!)
I was praying the Luminous Mysteries the other day, and I was contemplating on the Wedding of Cana. I love this event in the bible for so many reasons. For example: Mary telling us all to, "Do whatever He tells you." Then also the fact that Jesus took ordinary water and turned into an amazing vintage of wine. (I have wondered it if is was a Merlot blend, or maybe more of Cabernet?) But lately the thing that really struck me was how unnecessary the whole event/miracle was.
I mean really, when was the last time you ever heard of someone dying because of a shortage of wine?
(Don't answer that.)
It reminds me of how amazing God really is. He doesn't just take care of our essentials; our most desperate needs; life or death catastrophic events. Sometimes God even takes care of our frivolous, and shallow wants. (Yes, I just called running out of wine at an important event - frivolous - I know you hate me now.)
Why does God do that for us? Why does He sometimes seem silent on the big stuff, and then sometimes answer our most ridiculous of prayers???
I don't know- I am not God.
But I do know that God is a GOOD, GOOD Father. (Cue the song.) It's who He is. He really does want what is best for us. God has the BIG picture in mind, while we only see a small fraction.
Sometimes when God seems silent, it is because He has something better in mind, or He is building our character into something greater, and He knows the pain is worth the end result.
Then sometimes God just likes to please us for no reason. Like with more wine at the wedding. It's like how I take my kids for ice cream sometimes on a Friday for no reason. I just like to do nice things for them. So does God. Except that HIS nice things are way better and way more miraculous than ice cream on a Friday.
It's comforting to me to remember that God knows how to please us, and sometimes He will just for the heck of it.