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Lessons from Jesus' First Miracle
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. (John 2:11)
Jesus' First Miracle
Most Christians are familiar with Jesus' first miracle found in John 2:1-12. Jesus changed water to wine at the wedding at Cana in Galilee. What Christians might not be aware of is that there are lessons to be learned from Jesus' first miracle. There are also life applications to be followed.
- What are those lessons?
- What are the life applications?
The Invitation (John 2:1-2)
Jesus was invited to the wedding at Cana. If Jesus had not been invited to the wedding, the miracle would not have taken place when the host ran out of wine. Jesus was where He was needed to be at that particular time.
The first lesson is to invite Jesus into every area of our lives if we sincerely want His miracles.
Weddings in the Bible lasted an entire week with lots of people celebrating. Therefore, a lot of wine was needed. According to the scripture, it was on the third day when the host ran out of wine which would have been a disappointment and an embarrassment if the wine had not been replenished.
The Intercession (John 2:3-4)
At the wedding in Cana, when the host ran out of wine, Mary the mother of Jesus made it known to Jesus. Mary quietly told Her Son that all the wine had been consumed and there was none life. Mary interceded by telling Jesus. When Jesus found out about the need, He interceded and did something about it.
The second step for a miracle is to make our requests known to Him.
The Instructions (John 2:5)
Jesus could have sent out for wine or He could have called forth wine. Instead, He chose to perform a miracle. He gave specific instructions to the servants while His disciples looked on. Mary, the mother of Jesus, told the servants to do whatever Jesus commanded them to do.
The third step is to be obedient and do whatever Jesus says to do. It was the servants' obedience that enabled the miracle to be performed. It is always wise to obey the instructions that the Lord gives us even if the instructions don't make sense to us at the time.
The Instruments (John 2:6)
Throughout the gospels, Jesus used ordinary things to perform miracles. Water was the instrument that was available to perform a miracle at the wedding in Cana. Jesus looked around and saw six waterpots, and He told the servants to fill them to the brim. Notice, He did not use His disciples because the disciples were
Notice, He did not use His disciples because the disciples were invited guests. Besides, Jesus wanted His disciples to witness the miracle without being part of the miracle.
Leave it up to Jesus to use what is available in your life to perform a miracle.
The Imbide (John 2:9)
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, he didn't know where it had come from. He described the wine as being better than was had been served before. He concluded usually the best wine is served first before men get drunk, but in this case, the best wine had been kept until the end.
Whatever Jesus does is alway better than anything man can do.
Lessons From Jesus' First Miracle
Jesus was invited to a wedding.
Make sure you invite Jesus into every area of your life.
The host ran out of wine and Mary asked Jesus to intercede.
Let Jesus know you want Him to help you out in your lack.
Jesus gave specific instructions.
Follow the instructions Jesus gives.
Jesus used whatever was on hand to perform His first miracle.
Allow Jesus to use whatever is available to help you.
The host tasted the wine and said it was better than what had been served before.
What Jesus does is better than what man can do.
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