Tuesday, December 30, 2008


John 2:1-12
Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. Jesus and his discipes were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus' mother told him, "They're just about out of wine."
Jesus said, "Is that any of our business, Mother--yours or mine? This ins't my time. Don't push me."
She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, "Whatever he tells you, do it."
Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus ordered the servants, "Fill the pots with water." And they filled them to the brim.
"Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host," Jesus said, and they did.
When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn't know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom. "Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you've saved the best till now."
This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

I heard a sermon on this passage once that the used this as evidence that God cares about the day-to-day in our lives. Mary did not want the family to be embarrassed- making the blind see, the lame walk, feeding the 5,000, raising Lazarus from the dead, now those are miracles worthy of notice. The thing is, this miracle is evidence that Jesus cares about our lives. We don't need to just count on him for the big stuff; we need to count on him for the small things too.
I have had to turn over everything to God, big stuff and small things. If there is one thing I have learned in the past three months, it is that I can do nothing on my own, I have to depend on Jesus to perform a miracle each day.

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