September 8
John 2:1-11

Jesus’ first miracle

While Jesus was in a town called Cana, He was invited to a wedding, together with Andrew and His other disciples.

During the celebrations the wine ran out, so Mary the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no more wine!”

Jesus replied, “Why are you telling me? My time has not yet come.” Later, Jesus told the servants to fill six big water jars with water. So the servants filled the jars to the brim. Then Jesus said, “Now scoop some out and take it to the master of the feast.”

The servants did as they were told, and when the master of the feast tasted the water, it had been turned to wine. And he said, “People usually serve the best wine first, but you have kept the best wine till now.”

Why did Jesus choose to turn water into wine?

A singer is always careful when choosing the opening song for a concert because it gets people to sit up and focus on what is to come.

We don’t know if Jesus had planned this miracle before the wedding, or whether the Spirit led Him while He was there. We do know that He wasn’t going to be rushed into something that wasn’t God’s will (verse 4).

We would think that His first miracle would somehow show that He, the Son of God, had come to save the world. Yet Jesus did a miracle that simply helped someone out of an embarrassing situation. Although Jesus had come to save the world, He had also come to live with people. Jesus wanted to show that everyone is important to Him, and that He is interested in every detail of our lives.

Jesus took water, used for everyday things like washing dirty feet, and used it to bless people. As we allow Jesus to take complete control of our lives, He takes our ordinary, everyday situations and uses them to bless us and others.

Verse for today

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31