Today I want us to visit one of Jesus’ ‘firsts’. His very first miracle! The story of His first miracle is found in John 2:1-11.
On our journey to the cross we are learning that Jesus came to be with people. He came to meet with them right where they are. In the second chapter of John we see Jesus doing just that. He is attending a wedding. He takes time to attend this social event; it becomes an important part of His mission. He is there with His mother and a few of His disciples.
His mother comes to Him to announce that the wine is gone. Mary comes to Jesus with an everyday ordinary need. She trusts that He will meet the need and take care of the situation. Mary has never seen Jesus perform a miracle at this point, yet she believes he has the power to do something about the wine. She submits to His way of handling the situation.
Jesus uses the six stone water jars, something the Jews used as part of their Old Testament law for ceremonial washing. Jesus made something good of it-He brought purpose to it.
His first miracle! He turned the water into wine. Not just everyday normal simple wine. The very best wine. He took something ordinary and turned it into something extraordinary! Now that’s what I call a miracle. And just think He is just getting started.
The disciples who were there at the wedding with Jesus witnessed how Jesus would go about His ministry.
**He would use His God given authority
**He would help people
**He would personally be involved in the lives of people
May you know that Jesus wants to live in the moments of your life with you. He wants to make memories with you. Most of all He wants to take your ordinary needs and turn them into extraordinary miracles!