“I’m Glad it Ran Out”

“I’m Glad It Ran Out”
March 8, 2012

Now what!?  What happens when the unexpected happens?  It is almost inevitable that we will reach a point(s) in our lives where we find ourselves
saying, “Now what?”  We graduate from college only to have no job waiting for us, now what?  Been in the hospital for a few days and you don’t have any insurance, now what?  A beautiful, caring person but still single, now what?  Do you have enough faith to know that God is going to do something even if you’re not sure exactly what it’s going be just yet?  Will you trust the Lord when you don’t get the answer you wanted?

John 2:1-11 (NIV)
Jesus Changes Water into Wine

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.  7 Jesus said to the servants “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink;
but you have saved the best till now.” 11 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.

Although Jesus was there attending the wedding, it goes to show you that things can still go wrong even with Jesus around.  Just because we are going through something doesn’t mean we don’t have Jesus.  When Mary overheard the news that all of the wine had run out, she immediately went to Jesus for help, without even asking the guest.  Jesus did not get involved “right away” but Mary knew instantly where to go for the solution.  Jesus did not say He would not help, just that it wasn’t His time to get involved as yet.  A lot of times we give up to quickly on what God can do for us because He doesn’t work on OUR timing, instead of trusting and having faith in Him to handle the situation, just as Mary believed.

Something to think about:  In verse 10 it is custom to bring out the best wine first and then serve the cheaper wine next as guest become drunk.  In this situation when Jesus turned the water into wine, the best was served last.  You don’t know what you really have is better than what you had until it runs out.   Sometimes you have to let it run out and let God give you something better.  Be Blessed blog readers!!!

2 Comments

  1. LOVE this!

  2. Just what I needed to hear, thank you!!

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