Miracles – Sun – 22-01-09

Have you ever thought that Jesus was reluctant? This week the podcast will look at the first miracles Jesus performed during his ministry. As we look at the very first miracle, it seems that Jesus was reluctant to perform it. Do you know the story of his changing water into wine?

 Jesus was attending a wedding with his disciples in Cana of Galilee. Evidently, the hosts ran out of wine – a real embarrassing situation. So, Jesus’ mother Mary, who was also attending, told Jesus, hoping he’d address the situation. Jesus was reluctant, saying his time had not yet come. But, he instructed the servants to fill six large storage jars with water. Each held 20 to 30 gallons. After they were filled, Jesus told the servants to draw some out and give it to the master of the banquet. The water had turned to wine!

The exact reason Jesus seemed reluctant is unclear. But the result of the miracle is not. Not only were people impressed with the high quality of wine produced, but something more important happened. John 2:11 says, “This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.”

As we looked at miracles of Jesus this week and next, may you see his glory! May you also see the evidence that Jesus is God’s Son and place your trust in him!

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