Water Into Wine
Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” Then he told them, “Now draw some out.” The master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He called the bridegroom aside and said, “You have saved the best till now.” — John 2:7-10
It’s a simple fact that actions can speak louder than words. We can say we care, but that’s hard to believe if we are never available to help, to listen, to serve.
At this early point in Jesus’ ministry, now His actions would start to reinforce the truth that He is the Son of God. Yet what an interesting first miracle Jesus chose to perform!
Consider the setting: a wedding reception as opposed to a life-or-death situation. Consider the need — or was it more of a want? The wine was running low. And Jesus — fully God, fully man — acted. It was not a crisis or an emergency or a necessity, yet Jesus showed His concern. And He was concerned enough to act, yet He kept His action pretty low profile. The servants and His mother knew the source of the wine. The master of the banquet and the bridegroom might not even have known the wine was running low.
Jesus constantly shows He cares about the details of our lives. May we not miss seeing His acts of love.
Excerpted with permission from The Story Devotional, copyright Zondervan.
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