A Front Row to Miracles
June 5, 2019
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. My hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. John 2:1-11
Serving directly increases our faith. My life is an adventure because of serving. Through serving, God continually gives me a front-row seat to seeing Him change people’s lives. That sounds a bit dramatic, but it’s true. I see life transformation firsthand. I see the power of godly encouragement. I see prayers answered. I see positive proof that God makes a difference.
Watching God work in someone else’s life increases our faith. In John 2:1-11, Jesus performs His first miracle at a wedding in Cana by turning the water into wine. Who got to see this? It was not a magic show with a ticketed performance. It wasn’t even an invitation-only event. Other than Mary, Jesus’ mother, only the servers at the wedding witnessed this miracle. Only the people who got the invitation from Jesus to serve and do the work got to see and know there was a miracle. They KNEW they poured water into the jars. They KNEW wine came out. The wedding attendees received the benefit of the new wine, and the wedding party saved face because of the miracle, but it was the servers who had the opportunity to witness Jesus’ power.
Serving allows us to experience His power firsthand, and that naturally produces faith in us. When we have a burst of faith, we grow. You want to grow? Serve. It puts you in the front row. It gives you the best seat to witness a miracle.
- What opportunity do you have to serve that just might be camouflaging the invitation to witness a miracle?
- Thank God for the miracles you have been a part of in the lives of others that have caused your faith to grow.