John 2:6-8

Do you ever think, “I’m not the right one for this. Someone else can do this better,” when confronted with doing the right thing and being obedient to God? We find this is a common situation in Scripture because a lot of us struggle with believing we can be enough to do whatever it is God asks. 

Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. – John 2:6-8, ESV

The wedding party was out of wine. Jesus was in charge of fixing the situation because Mary had put Him in charge. To not obey her would be to break the commandment about honoring one’s father and mother. It would be sin. Of course Jesus responded. Our imaginations could run wild with ways Jesus could meet the need. However, note what He called for: water. That’s right: He called for plain, ordinary water, and lots of it. 

We know what He did with that water. We will explore that later. However, the starting point was nothing special. Jesus turned something ordinary into something amazing. He changed the simple into the best. 

As we respond in doing what’s right, it isn’t unusual for us to doubt ourselves. We look with our human eyes and we see reasons to disqualify ourselves and nominate someone else, anyone else. However, we just have to respond. If God can take plain water and make it into something else which meets and exceeds the need, He can take plain, ordinary us and do the same. It’s not so important what we are but whether or not we are willing to be used by God. I don’t have to be anything incredible because I serve the most incredible God!

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