John 2:1-10, “vs. 10…but you have saved the best till now.” (NIV)
When I am a guest in someone’s house or at a party, it is natural for me to wait to be seated, served, directed simply because I am a guest. If I was not told or asked to come and serve, I will come dressed to be served. I would imagine this was the case with Jesus. John 2:3, “And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine”.
His mother knew He did not come to this world to be served but serve. Instead of turning to the owners of the wedding to tell them about the wine running out, she turns to her Son. It is important who you turn to when you are in need. Often we forget that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble“, Psalm 46:1. I thank God for Jesus being in the house, we did not invite Him to our affairs so we could get miracles from Him, it is while we were serving Him and others that a need arose and He was the only One who was able to fulfill the need. This is the reason why we do not commune with Him only when we are in trouble but always.
Vs. 5, “His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it”. Why was she speaking the way she did? Perhaps by now she understood that God does new things out of the ordinary. She knew that if a miracle was going to happen, her Son would do a supernatural thing out of the natural situation. Simple instruction needed simple faith in obedience however stupid and foolish it may have sounded. Vs. 7, “Jesus said to them, “Fill the water pots with water”. And they filled them to the brim“. Does not this sound foolish in your ears like mine? You may be looking outside for God to move, God could be moving inside. The miracle could be from within and not without. He may use ordinary, despised, neglected, rejected, hated, condemned things. Believe me, the best many times come out of the despised. Look at David despised but God had a calling in his life. Instead of pulling from outside, God pulled from the inside. So was Joseph, Samuel etc. When He was ready to deliver the Israelites, He pulled an ordinary man Moses and made him new. In this case He could have performed a miracle and money would have showed to buy more wine instead He used the natural.
Water, plain water, no taste, no smell, no color just ordinary water they poured into the pots and filled them to the brim. When you are set for a blessing and simple instructions come, it is easy to try and test it by little dose to see if it works right?, the one who does things by faith takes the opportunity to maximize the moment. When God sets you for a blessing, do not settle for a dosage blessing, set yourself for abundant blessing. These men were asked to fill the pots, what did they do, not only did they fill them, they filled them to the brim. Many miss God’s blessings because they sit to analyze the method and strategy the Lord is going to use. To pour water into the pots had significance, this is a principle to shows how much faith the servants had. Either you have full faith or little faith, the choice is yours. They had a chance to pour little water when Jesus said fill them, but they went ahead and filled them to the top. What a faith!!!!. 1Peter 5:7, “Casting ALL your care upon Him for He cares for you“. I would take water here to symbolize our cares (needs). Pour not some but ALL into the pot before you, that is faith (trusting someone with your needs). How much you POUR shows how much you TRUST!!!, we need FAITH FULL for the best is yet to come. Blessings Ev
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