Engaged in God's Work
Let's look at John 2:1-11.
"On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; 2 and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” 6 Now there were six stone water pots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the water pots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. 9 When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, 10 and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer wine; but you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him."
I want to focus on the fact that Jesus included the servants in this miracle. He certainly did not need to do that. Check out the following passages:
- John 4:46-54 - Jesus healed the nobleman's son without seeing the boy.
- John 5:1-9 - Jesus healed a man who had been lame for 38 years.
- John 6:1-14 - Jesus fed the 5,000 men (plus women and children).
- John 6:16-21 - Jesus walked on water.
- John 9:1-9 - Jesus healed the man born blind.
- John 11:1-46 - Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
It is fascinating that Jesus brought the servants into the miracle process at all given His power over space, disease, nature and death. The John 2:1-11 passage shows us that God allows us the privilege of being part of a miracle.
- We can write a note to someone who might be a bit discouraged.
- We can buy a pizza dinner for a single mom who had a rough day.
- We can pay a stranger's toll and leave them wondering if that was a gift from God.
- We can buy breakfast for our neighbor who is living on a fixed income.
- We can offer to study with classmate who is struggling.
You never know what God has in store for those praying for a miracle. He may have you and me in mind to participate just as He allowed the servants to get involved with the water-to-wine miracle.
There's so many ways that we can help out our friends, family, co-workers, classmates and strangers. God is giving us an opportunity to perhaps be part of the miracle. How will you be engaged in His work today?
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