John 2:8-11 (NKJV) 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.
Now, my friends, don’t use this miracle as justification to get intoxicated. If you do, then you are entirely wrong. We know this event very well. It is Jesus’ first miracle. He performed it at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. But did you ever stopped to wonder why nothing is said of the bride. What did she look like? What did she wear? The bride is the focal point of every wedding. When she comes down the aisle, all eyes focus on her. She is the center of attention in every wedding. But in the Biblical account of this wedding, the bride is not mentioned. Why? It is because Jesus and the empty water pots are the important things to remember of this wedding. This wedding is a picture of the great wedding feast in heaven. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ begins His ministry on this earth at a wedding. And Jesus will conclude His ministry at the marriage supper of the Lamb where we who believes in Him will be presented to Jesus as a bride. Another take away or golden nugget, so to speak, is what Mary said to the servants. She said “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5 NKJV). Now that is a great motherly advice. Whatever Jesus says, do it. Now Mary, was the one who came to Jesus with the information that the wine was all gone. And Jesus replied to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come” (John 2:4 NKJV). You see, my friends, ever since Mary gave birth to Jesus, she was under much scrutiny for she claimed that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. And now she came to Jesus and was asking Him to prove her to be right. But Jesus said to her, I will do something about the shortage of wine for you, but this is not the time for Me to prove that I Am. That time would come at His resurrection. But at Mary’s request, Jesus did something wonderful for the bride. He took empty pots, had the servants fill them with water, and serve it to the guests. And at that moment, the water turned into wine. And it was the finest wine that anyone had tasted. It was like no other. It was better than all the rest. It was joyfully satisfying. This is a great spiritual lesson for us. Our Lord Jesus Christ uses us as empty water pots today. We are just beaten up, battered up, and even carked a little. We are not brand new. We are old and worn out. We are not suitable for use anymore. But our Lord Jesus Christ wants to use us. He wants to fill us with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Jesus wants to change our lives. He wants to make us acceptable to God. He wants us to enjoy eternal life now. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3 NKJV). Jesus wants to fill us with the Word of God so that we can enjoy eternal life. And He wants to pour it out of us so that other people can also enjoy eternal life through the working of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit takes the Word of God and He performs a miracle with it in our lives. And our changed lives become the Bible that other people read and are saved through the Word of God that is demonstrated in our lives. My friends, let your life be empty water pots for Christ. Let Jesus fill you up with the Word of God and pour out the Word of God through your lives so that other people can receive the message of salvation and enjoy eternal life.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.