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Monday, 5 August 2013

Suggestions about Scripture ... Water Into Wine

John 2: 1-12 - Read it here

Just a few thoughts on this well known story where Jesus turns water into wine at a wedding...

- Love that Jesus gets told what to do by his Mum! (and the fact that Jesus listens to her)
- Also interesting that Jesus' Mum instructed the servants to do whatever Jesus asked them to do.  Not sure what power she would have had as a women to instruct other people's servants to do anything - but they did listen to her.
- This is the first recorded miracle.  But Jesus's Mum obviously knew that Jesus was capable of doing miracles as she instructed him to 'sort it out' (so to speak).  Makes me wonder what miraculous things he had done as a kid???
- Interesting that the servants got to witness the miracle but the host and the bridegroom were none the wiser.  Why didn't Jesus ensure that everyone witnessed it?
- Wonder what made the servants take orders from Jesus?  Must have been quite a risk for them to agree to serve (what they thought was) water to the host.  
- I guess the bridegroom just took credit for the good wine at the end (it doesn't record his reaction).  Or maybe he was so pissed up by that stage in the celebrations that he didn't really know what was going on at all :)
- Are we like the host and the bridegroom?  Maybe we see miracles everyday but don't give God the credit?  Instead we take the credit ourselves or credit someone else for God's work.

Please feel free to add your thoughts below ...

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