Yesterday, we started a study of John together. I hope you had a chance to get your day off in the 1st chapter of John. Today, let’s look at John 2: 1 – 11. Jesus’ first miracle; keeping a party going. Not exactly what you would expect for the introduction for the King of the Universe! I love the fact that Jesus did the unexpected. He took ordinary water jugs – (possibly even jugs used to haul water for bathing and He used them to hold something very valuable. Something that brought pleasure to others.
Sometimes, I look at my own life and think, “I’m ordinary. I don’t have an incredible job. I don’t have any major life accomplishments. I don’t even have a college degree.” Yet, if this passage is any indication of who my Jesus is, He seems to work quite well with the ordinary. I believe this first miracle set a precedent for the way Jesus does things – He uses the ordinary for extraordinary things.
Lord, keep my eyes and heart open for the unexpected. May I fill the vessels you tell me to fill and may I obey each step you tell me to take so that when it is your timing, I’ve done what I need to do in order to be part of Your miracle.