From Water to Wine

My message today comes from the story found in the Bible. It is in John 2:1-11. It is the story of when Jesus turned the water into wine.

1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

9 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,

10 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.

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

This is one of the stories we studied at church this week and I really liked the message I got from it. You see, Christ took ordinary and simple water and changed it into wine. The wine was so delicious, that even the ruler of the feast made a comment and thought it was interesting that they waited until later to bring out the good wine. So it wasn’t just that Christ changed water to wine that was okay. It was the good wine.

You see, in their culture back then, what they would do is they would start by serving the good wine first. Then, over time they would put out the wine that wasn’t as great, because as people would drink they can’t tell the difference after a time. So it helps them to save their good wine.

What is amazing is that Christ took this simple and plain water and turned it into something great. The best wine. He can do the same with us. He can take us as simple and plain as we are, and turn us into our best selves. He can change us into something amazing, if we let Him.

I have seen Christ slowly change me as I let Him. It is sometimes a slow process, but as we look to Him, and allow Him into our lives, He can change us.

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