Improving Your Serve

water 2 wine miracle
Before the public ministry of Jesus started there was wedding at Cana in Galilee.  Jesus was invited, His disciples, and obviously Mary the mother of Jesus.  Things happened there showing several things pertaining to life.  As the situation was recorded in the Bible the host ran out of wine (a huge problem in the culture) and Mary went to Jesus to tell Him.  Jesus living in a male dominated society asked her what THAT had to do with Him.  Mary, being a mother, totally ignored what Jesus said and told the servants to do whatever her son told them to do.  I would like to point out that when Mary ignored Jesus’ protest and instructed the servants Jesus didn’t talk back, He honored her by doing what she asked Him to do. Let’s pick up the scripture in verse 6 of the 2nd chapter of John.

Servants see the show  John 2:6-10
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.”

Now these water jars were the ones used for purification rites by the Jews and held 20 to 30 gallons apiece.  So, in order for the servants to fill 180 gallons of water into the jars wasn’t a quick process.  They had to use buckets or smaller jars because there wasn’t a garden hose with a faucet to turn, and this took some time.  After they were finished Jesus told them to draw out the “water” and take it to the master of the feast.  I might mention here that EVERYONE at the wedding got to taste the wine.  All of the guests were allowed to share in the choicest wine of the wedding, BUT only the servants got to see the miracle.  The servants, the ones chosen to serve, KNEW that water went into the jars and then SAW the best wine come from the plain water they put in.

There are people in many churches that say they don’t see God moving in their church.  My suggestion is if you want to see God move in your church you might want to volunteer to serve.  As a Sunday school teacher, or usher, or parking lot attendant, or a door greeter, or where ever the church needs you.  You’ll find out real quick that Jesus STILL lets the servants see the miracles.


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