Last weekend, my wife and I attended a wedding. The minister reminded us of Jesus at a wedding, too.
In his first recorded miracle, Jesus doesn’t address a big need, such as healing someone of a life-threatening illness or debilitating condition; he just turns some water into wine.
Although this kept the host from suffering an embarrassing social blunder, it falls far short of Jesus’ purpose to heal and to save.
Today we trust Jesus to save us and may look to him for healing, but what about more wine?
Sometimes we try to handle the small things ourselves, turning to God only for those big items or when we’re in a jam we can’t fix ourselves. But Jesus is interested in the lessor things too.
If he can provide some extra wine at a wedding, what else can he do for us? If we don’t ask, we’ll never know.
His answers may just surprise and delight.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 1,000-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.