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John 2 March 6, 2014
In the world in which we live today, there is a glorification of youth and what may seem like a disregarding of those who are no longer youth by the world’s standards. Youth are seen as stronger, faster, smarter, and we ourselves remember our youth and it can feel like those were the glory days. Our memories of what was, who we used to be, and what we used to do can feel like our best days are behind us. But Jesus…
In the story of the Wedding at Cana, Jesus tells a story about a wedding he went to and while at the wedding they ran out of wine. Picking up the story in verse 6 it says, “now there were six water pots of stone standing there”. This is significant, because like those stone water pots, we are at church, we are in prayer, we are in the word, but many people feel like they are just stone pots that are sitting off to the side, without being of any use today. You see those stone water pots were used for ceremonial cleansing, but today, they were just six empty stone pots. They looked as if they were of no use at this wedding. But Jesus…
Jesus saw those six stone water pots and said to the servants, in verse 7, “fill the water pots with water”. Jesus then goes on to say, verse 8, “draw some out and take it to the manager of the feast”. Jesus is filling stone water pots, that have been sitting off to the side waiting for God to need them again. Like these stone water pots, you may feel like your time of being used is over, that God no longer needs you, but the Lord is filling those pots again, to the brim with water (His word) and then He is going to bring you to the leader. Once the leader tastes what is inside of you, he is going to say, verse 10, “Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now!” Everyone else does it one way, but Jesus…
The good wine is coming out of people who have been in moves of God in the past and feel like their time is over, that the younger people are the ones who will be the new stars. Jesus saved us for such a time as this. The good wine is being released out of our lives. People are not going to know where it came from, they are not going to see the desert we walked through, the pain we have endured, the challenges we have faced, the voices we have heard. They will not know where it came from, but they will know that Jesus saved the good wine until now. God is filling the stone pots with water and he is about to call for a drink of it to be brought to the leader and God will get all the glory.
Amy Sholdt said:
What a great Word!! Again, thank you for being a mouthpiece for the Lord! It is a blessing to me and to many others.