June 10, 2012

I was glad when they said unto me...

Let us go into the house of the Lord.

We are studying the book of John in church. So good, so timely,
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. John 2:1-10

They wanted WINE, not water. Yet, Jesus told them to fill the water pots with water.  What is Jesus asking me to do in answer to my needs? Will I obey even if it isn't what I asked for?

I want justice. He says, "forgive."

I want financial blessings. He says, "give."

I want healing. Yet I, we, they are not healed. I wait.

Then he said, "Draw out now and bear unto the governor of the feast."   Did they feel foolish taking water to the governor when they should be serving him wine? Did it turn into wine when they drew it out or right before he drank it?  I don't know. But I do know that the servants obeyed.  They did not ask questions.

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. John 2:11

Am I a servant of Christ? Do I take his orders and do them? or do I give the orders and wait on God to serve me?

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