Text: John 2:1-11
Focus on listening to God and being obedient to His direction
Ask for joy in your day as you do whatever tasks lay in front of you.
The text points us to the first of seven miracles in John’s gospel-the wedding at Cana. Although Jesus was not yet ready to reveal Himself, His mother asked Him to get involved when the wine at the wedding celebration ran out. He was an obedient and good young man so He did as His mother asked, turning 6 large jugs of water – historical estimates of 150 gallons – into ‘the choicest’ and best wine. We know that His mother was well aware that He could ‘fix things’ and keep the celebration going, and in so doing His glory shone.
Perhaps this is an example of obedience for us, both to our parents on earth and to our Father in heaven. It also reinforces how our Father in heaven is super abundantly gracious and gives us the best, choicest gifts, holding back nothing. This grace brings joy into our daily life and is such a big part of following Christ. Love and joy are the first listed fruits of the Spirit in Galatians 5 – if we are not joyful in being a servant of Christ, we are most certainly ‘doing it’ wrong! Our loving Father in heaven wishes for us to have abundant life, so let the love of Christ pull you toward certain joy in following Him!
~ Barb Tippin,
Lay Minister of Mutual Care