Day 3 John 2:1-12
today’s reading is John 2:1-12
Water into Wine
Jesus and his disciples attend a wedding in Cana. His mother is concerned that the family has ran out of wine and comes to Jesus asking for help. Jesus instructs the servants to bring 6 large jars and fill them with water. The water is transformed into the highest quality wine. This is the first recorded miracle that Jesus performed. “and his disciples believed Him.” (v. 11)
Mary, more than anyone at the wedding, probably understood who Jesus was—He was God. She brought a need to him and allowed him to do what was right. She trusted Him. This is a great example to me, I need to bring my problems, my circumstances to Him and then trust that His ways are better than my ways. He doesn’t need me to tell him how to best answer my prayers! God is in control, not me!
Is anyone brave enough to share an area of their life that they are struggling to give up control in? Does anyone, besides me, occasionally “tell God” how to answer their prayers?
Dear Lord, I want it to be natural for me to bring every earthly concern to You. I tend to worry and then, after I’ve been upset for a while and exhausted myself, i think about bringing my problems to You. Please forgive me for the gazillion times I’ve tried to tell You the best way to answer my prayers. It needs to be Your way. I really desire to relinquish control and surrender to You.