On Thursdays, we will have miracle meetings. We will focus on the power of God and how He wants to bless us. The Lord loves His people and wants to see us healthy, happy and prosperous.
This Thursday, the Lord impressed upon me to share about the miracle in which Jesus turned the water into wine. At first, I was hesitant to do so. It just doesn’t seem like one of the greatest miracles that Jesus performed. But, because I felt it was from the Lord, I decided to be obedient and to share it.
In John 2:1-11, the Bible says:
1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
There are many lessons we can learn from this miracle. I pulled out just three to discuss: (1) The Lord has an appointed time for all things and we should not loose heart just because something does not happen right when we ask for it; (2) We need to be obedient to the Lord even if it doesn’t seem to make sense (like the servants were obedient and followed Jesus’ instructions and even went so far as to give the wedding host a glass of water – which they had no way of knowing had turned to wine); (3) Jesus cares not only about our needs, but he cares about our desires and the seemingly “little” things in our lives.
We had a good turn out on Thursday. The Chauhan family came, as did their neighbor Malti and her little daughter Roshni. Also, a young neighbor of the Chauhan’s, Poonam, her husband, Pramod, and her sister, Prabha, came. Mukesh from upstairs came. Kajal (our maid) and her daughter Mahima also attended. My cousin and his wife also came.
It was a much bigger turn out than we expected. The Lord always surprises us, doesn’t he?
Scripture for the Day:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23.