The coming of Jesus was a complete miracle. God illustrated that nothing is impossible for Him
(i.e. virgin birth). “For nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:26-37)
What miracle are you asking for?
John 2:1-11 – The miracle of turning water into wine
- This is the first miracle Jesus did while on earth.
- At a wedding celebration the hosts run out of wine. Mary, Jesus’ mother, reaches out to Jesus to see if there is anything He can do.
- This was a behind the scenes miracle. It wasn’t a “flashy” one. Why would Jesus do this? He wanted to show humanity that He cares about all our needs. He cares about our everyday needs.
- This miracle did not make something bad good, but something good, better. That is what Jesus does in our lives.
- This miracle has a lot to do with people’s expectations. The people at the wedding expected plenty of food and plenty of wine. Mary had expectations on Jesus. What expectations do you have? Do you have any unmet expectations that you are living with?
- Notice the words “the wine ran out”. Jesus didn’t make more wine until the wine was out. He did not do anything until there was an inherent problem.
- Things may get worse before they get better.The bible shows us this time and time again. Joseph, David, and Peter all examples of this.
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. (1 Peter 5:10) Key word here – after. After you have suffered a bit God will then restore you. There is hope.
What do you do when you are at the end of your rope?
- You do what Mary did. You look to Jesus.
- In your loss and desperation, you don’t lose hope. You keep your eyes fixed on the Author and Perfector of your faith. You keep your gaze firmly on Him.
- Jesus saved the best for last. 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.(John 2:10)
- Can you see your need as an opportunity? Can you see your need as a gift meant to draw you closer to God?
- With every miracle there is action required.
- Mary told the servants “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5).
- The servants needed to do something for the miracle to be completed.
- You can ask and believe for God to do something all day long, but if you are not willing to put action to that faith you may miss out on your miracle. (James 2:17)
- In your need, where do you need to step up and do something?
- Of every area needing a miracle in our life, the greatest outcome is intimacy with the Lord. (John 2:11)
- Here’s the amazing thing Jesus did. He told the servants to fill the water jars to the brim. When Jesus steps into our need there is more than we could ever imagine or ask for.
Let your faith increase today. Let hope arise in your need today. Our God is a miracle worker.