READING John 2:1-12
Jesus had just begun his ministry. Though he was invited to this wedding, the servants there wouldn’t have known Him as anyone special. He hadn’t said or done anything to set Himself aside in the eyes of the world. Yet, when faced with the choice to stay still or to do the arduous labor of filling up and carrying large, stone jars full of water for a stranger, the servants chose to obey. Imagine the surprise they must have felt when they saw the master of the banquet proclaim the wine in the jars to be the best of the whole feast. A situation that must have felt like utter chaos was suddenly infused with wonder and peace. The same can be true for us. Sometimes we’re called to ‘fill the jars’, even when we don’t understand what the outcome will be. When we move forward in faith like the servants did, we can trust that no matter the end result, the wonder and peace of God will be present in our circumstances.
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.