2018-01-15 - What Would a Worker Say?
This was Jesus' first miracle, and he did it in the village of Cana in Galilee. There Jesus showed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. (John 2:11 CEV)
His mom made Him do it. The man didn't think he was to get involved in the party's dilemma, but his mom made that impossible. This mother had tons of confidence in her son. I was envious of that.
I was working the banquet and told to listen to one of the wedding guests, a carpenter by trade. I did what I was told and hoped this guy had a plan, as it will not look good to have nothing to serve the wedding guests. It seemed silly, preposterous, really. This man wanted us to use the stone jars-jars which were used for ceremonial washing, not to drink. Gross. I kept my questions and concerns to myself, and filled the six jars with water, as directed.
Was this some sort of trick? People would notice water being served instead of wine. Then the man told us to serve it to our boss. I was so nervous, but hopefully no one would blame me. The master of the banquet drank it and said it was the best wine served during the wedding celebration. So impressive. No question, this man has superior powers.
Lord, I take for granted how glorious and powerful You are, at times. I praise You. Thank You for meeting needs and caring for us. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.