March 14, 2022
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Encounter: Wedding at Cana
Scripture: John 2:1-11 NLT
The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”
“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.”
So the servants followed his instructions. When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!” This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Some may think your first miracle, turning water into wine at a wedding, was insignificant or even trivial. But Mary knew the shame that could come to the bridegroom and his family, who were either family or close friends of yours. Knowing your divine nature since your birth, and withholding requests until now, she appealed to your love for others. You honored your mother when you revealed your glory, and honored your Father in heaven as well. Your disciples were up close and personal to this miracle, and they believed. As you involve me in your work here on earth and continue to reveal your glory, my faith endures and grows deeper still.
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