Day 02 Thursday, March 7, 2019
Jesus Changes Water Into Wine – John 2:1-11 NRSV
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee,
and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him,
“They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her, “Woman,
what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification,
each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.”
And they filled them up to the brim.
He said to them, “Now draw some out,
and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it.
When the steward tasted the water that had become wine,
and did not know where it came from
(though the servants who had drawn the water knew),
the steward called the bridegroom
and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first,
and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk.
But you have kept the good wine until now.”
Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee,
and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
In this miracle of extravagant generosity, Jesus seems reluctant to act.
Perhaps it is because the request came seemingly from Mary,
and not obviously from God.
The lesson we must take from this,
is that all works of God that we are asked to perform,
do not always come heralded by an angel in a divine vision.
Sometimes God uses other people to deliver His message.
Which acts of extravagant generosity have been bestowed upon you,
and which have you seen bestowed upon others? Which of these did you help fulfill?