It’s the classic dad move: “Ask your mother.”
My dad did this, and I know I’m guilty of it as well. And while I’m not trying to limit God to the role of “Father” (Scripture contains instances of God showing traits typically ascribed to both fathers AND mothers), I thought it’d be funny to reimagine the first miracle found in the Gospel of John as God pulling that same classic dad move. After all, Jesus’ mother is the one who decides the outcome, right? Some things never change, I guess.
Regardless, Happy Father’s Day to my awesome dad and to all of the other great fathers and father figures out there!