Wednesday July 12, 2017 Life of the Party

His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”  Now there were six stone water jars set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.  Jesus said to them, “Fill the water jars with water.”  John 2: 5-6

I always wondered that Jesus first miracle was turning water to wine.  Saving a bridegroom from embarrassment because people showed up who didn’t RSVP instead of raising someone from the dead seemed like a rather bizarre way to begin his ministry.  BUT when I really thought of it, Jesus demonstrated by this small action that HE is a personal savior who cares about everything in my life.  It opened the lines of communication because I know He cares about every aspect of human life… not just the critical life and death decisions but every moment.

The other thing that I like to reflect on is that Mary knew Jesus could FIX the problem.  So, this miracle was NOT Jesus first rodeo.  Had He mended a broken dish, brought a fallen bird back to life, created a rose from a dead bush to give to His mother?  Mary knew her Son was able to perform this favor for their friend.  She asked and He stepped up.  Truly what a good son does.  The apostles eventually understood but Jesus continually surprised them with the fullness of His powers.  Calming the winds and the rain, raising people from the dead were an everyday occurrence.  But Jesus never really revealed His true godliness until His Resurrection when indeed He became forever the Life of the party!

Dear Lord, help me to always trust in You.  No problem is ever bigger that You!  I know that no circumstance shall overwhelm me if I rely on Your tender care. 

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