John 2: 7-8, 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.”
The first miracle was performed by Jesus in a very ordinary home. With respect to that house it was momentous time of celebration. There was a wedding held at the house and Jesus was invited to the wedding along with His disciples and mother. The Bible teaches us that wedding should be respectful, Hebrew 13:4, 4 Marriage should be honored by all…
It is a matter of pride and honor for the people where wedding is held that the guests are fully satisfied with the preparation and arrangements. At the wedding at Cana the wine ran out. It is probable that human nature would have come to the front and as always someone would have criticized the shortcoming. There is no need to talk much about the condition of the man of the house. Mother Mary dealt with the situation wisely. Till that time Jesus had not revealed His glory. Mother Mary went to Jesus and explained the situation at hand to Him. Jesus spoke to the servants in secret and said to them to fill the jars with water to the brim. He blessed the water and asked them to serve it to the guests.
In an ordinary house the presence of Jesus became a moment of glory and magnificence. There is no discrimination before Jesus of rich or poor, white or black, sinner or righteous. He will definitely come and reside in the house that welcomes Him with open and pure heart which is ready to receive Him. Just take a moment here and think, in today’s wedding preparation what is given top priority/importance???? Who is invited to the wedding??? Or Lord or the enemy??? It is not enough to just invite Him to the wedding, we need to follow Him fully. Jesus instructed the servants to fill the jars with water. The servants did not question His instruction or ask Him anything. They followed Him without any questions or doubt. He then asked them to fill the jars with ordinary water from the well. They did this also and then served the water turned into wine to the guests without any questions. John 2:11, 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.
Mathew 9:18-19, 18 While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” 19 Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
Mathew 9:24-26, 24 he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. 25 After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. 26 News of this spread through all that region.
The daughter of a synagogue leader died. The father came before Jesus and in faith said to Him, that my daughter has died but you come and put your hand on her and she will live. Jesus went with Him to his house. When He reached the house He asked the people lamenting the death of the girl to go away, the girl is not dead but asleep. The bystanders there all made fun of Jesus. Jesus went inside the house and took the hand of the little girl. The little girl got up. This news spread all over the region.
The synagogue leader had full faith that Jesus could bring his daughter back to life. His faith became his salvation. Jesus raised the girl back from dead. The leader was unaffected by the mocking of the people who stood there. the glory of God was displayed in this house too.
Dear children of God, your house must also be an ordinary house. There must be people within your own house who might be mocking your faith. Those who do not let this affect their faith and dedication will definitely see the glory of the Lord once you invite Him into your house with open arms and hearts. May each child of God be able to do so. Amen.