I’m very glad turning water to wine was Jesus’ first miracle, but even happier it wasn’t His last.
The wine was running out at a wedding in Cana. Mary asked her Son to do something about it.
Jesus’ first response was less than inspiring. He said something along the lines of, “Why is that my problem?”
But being a good son, He responded as only He could. He asked the servants to fill six jars with water and take them to the master of the house. When the water was poured it became wine. Not just any wine. The best wine.
I love this story.
Not only because it shows the generosity of God and how He cares about all the little things. Not only because it teaches us it’s good to celebrate life and love and wine and chocolate. (I’m sure Jesus liked chocolate.) But, also because it gives us hope.
We may be decent, boring, watery kinds of souls. But when we’re willing to put ourselves in His hands, to be poured out for the good of others, there’s no telling what we’ll become.
Think on these things this Easter and hope!
As an extra treat, here is a link to a spiffy, little article in the Orange County Register that explores the question, “What Would Jesus Drink?” You’ll learn all about the wine of the time and how to chose something appropriate for the Easter table.
picture courtesy of Matthew Rogers at https://www.flickr.com/photos/rogersmj/. Some alterations were made.