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On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” 11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
In Cana of Galilee, Jesus performed His first miracle by turning water to wine.
But one thing was outstanding- the OBEDIENCE of the men. That was instrumental to FAITH in God’s word bringing the miraculous.
There were six pots containing 30 gallons each. About 180 gallons of water was fetched by the men. Verse 7 says they filled them up to the BRIM.
What thoughts went on in the minds of these men as they were fetching water and pouring in the pots? Many times our lives are like that particular event. We just go on fetching water and pouring in the pot and it is a WALK OF FAITH.
Fetching that water was a step of faith. There are activities we need to engage in to unlock our miracles and promises.
We fill the water pots of our lives as a sign of obedience to God’s command and TRUST IN HIS WORD. We fill the water pots of our life in anticipation of what God will do.
Some of us may need to fill all the water pots and it may take some time but God will eventually turn the water to wine.
We need to continue in obedience filling our water pots with faith statements, confession of God’s word, love, prayer and patience. Surely our water will be turned to wine.
Water turned to wine; Ordinary becoming extra ordinary, Value coming out of what is common, Power coming from simplicity.
Keep filling those water pots!!