Water to Wine
1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, 9and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Context/Practices of the wedding:
Lessons we learn:
Jesus hears us even in what appears mundane
Understand a bit about His relationship with His mom
”Woman” was not a word of disrespect
God has a plan
Jesus will use circumstances to help others see and understand who He was
Changing water into wine using the stone water pots was a significant statement
What will you ask of Jesus today? Will you do whatever He says to do?
Ask Him right now - Lord, will you …?
Lord, You are invited into our hearts, into our lives, little events and big events, we want You there. Your presence changes our minds and attitudes and hearts and brings good things out of what appears to be tough situations. Thank you for being faithful and willing to help us out with whatever is happening in our lives. May our hearts reflect our gratitude and love for You and to You. In Jesus Name.
Randy Reese is Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC