His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. John 2:5-7
At the wedding feast of Cana, Mary intercedes for the young couple to Jesus to save them from embarrassment of not having enough wine to serve to their guests.
This passage has many ways we can look at it, but today we will consider only one: when Jesus enters our lives, there is a new quality, the ordinariness of every day becomes rich, sparkling and exciting. Life without Jesus is humdrum; with him it is ever new and exciting.
The six stone jars would hold more than one hundred and eighty gallons of wine. No one could possibly use all of that at a wedding party. It is used by John to show us the inexhaustible abundance of God’s grace when we allow Jesus to act; when we do what he tells us to do.
Let us let Jesus take over today, to sit in the drivers seat, and see his superabundance of grace overflow from our poor stone containers of our hearts. He wants to make them new, but we must be willing to do what he tells us.
May God bless you.