Transforming More Than Water
weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - May 10, 2022
Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace. - Jerry Bridges
Jesus’ first miracle occurred at a wedding! Jesus, His mother, and His small band of disciples were among the invited guests. Everyone appeared to be having a good time until a rumor spread that the wine was running low.
The joyful celebration was threatened by what would be a significant faux pas in any culture. In a world of honor and shame, this social gaffe would have been recalled for generations. The small fishing village of Cana would provide no place to hide for the embarrassed host.
Mary enlisted Jesus’ help, and He obliged. Six 20-30-gallon water pots used for ceremonial washing were filled to the brim. Jesus transformed the water into wine – exquisite wine. As the glasses were filled once more, the people were amazed and delighted. The buzz at the feast reversed course: “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine. . . but you have saved the best for now.” (John 2: 10)
Jesus’ first miracle turned water into wine, but he accomplished much more than that. Because of Jesus’ gracious act, the host – who deserved unending shame – experienced abundant joy. Turning failure and shame into bountiful joy is a miracle He still performs today.
Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc