Have you ever felt like you were waiting on God? You feel as though you have been patient forever and just don’t know when God will come through. Maybe God is waiting on you.
John 2 describes a wedding fiasco at Cana. Jesus and his disciples were attending a wedding when Jesus’s mother, Mary, realized the couple had run out of wine for their guests. Wine was an important part of weddings in this culture. Not having wine was a big deal. When Mary saw Jesus, she walked up to Him and told Him about the problem. Jesus had the power to wave a hand and flood the wedding with wine, but did He? No. Instead, Jesus gave the servants an opportunity to be part of a miracle.
“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water,’ so they filled them to the brim. Then He told them, ‘Now draw some (water) out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine” (John 2:7-9a).
Because of the faithful obedience of the servants, an entire group of people were blessed with a miracle. Imagine if the servants hadn’t had the faith to take a step of obedience. Jesus doesn’t want to perform miracles in your life—He wants you to be a part of them.
- What did you learn about Jesus from this chapter?
- What next step of obedience do you feel God is calling you to take?
- Are you giving your best? What would it look like for you to fill your “water jars” to the brim?