Water Become Wine

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.  Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim.  And he said to them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.’ So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom  and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee.” John 2:1-11

On the surface, we are drawn into the festive atmosphere of the wedding feast, family and friends gathered for an extended celebration of a couple betrothed over a year or so and now holding a ceremony and party. There is something beautifully mysterious about Mary’s informing her son, whose public ministry had not yet begun, that the wine had run out, as though she knew what He could do. And do it He does. In a word, in an invisible act, He turns 150 gallons of water into premium wine for the guests.

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On a deeper level, what does this say He can do for us? If I am a jar of clay, and He my Living Water, then as I am filled with Him, He becomes delicious wine for me to pour out to others. My responsibility is to be filled to capacity– to seek Him, to surrender self and ask to be filled with His Spirit, to decrease so He can increase in me. Once filled, He Who is generous and alive will spill over in my life, spreading abroad His light, love, compassion, grace as I allow Him to flow through me. (Isaiah 64:8; John 3:30;7:37-38; 2 Corinthians 4:6-7; Ephesians 5:18)

Lord, fill me with Your living water, and make it delicious wine for me to give to others. You are the Source and Fount of all blessing.

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