The Gospel of John records seven specific miracles of Jesus that reveal His glory in undeniable ways and teach us eternal truths that can change our lives today! They are often called “sign miracles” as they point to the power and deity of Christ. These were signs that only God could do. The first is found in John 2 where Jesus and His disciples attended a wedding feast. When the wine supply ran out, Jesus’ mother, Mary, approached Him with the problem and told the servants at the feast, “Do whatever He tells you.”
Imagine being those servants when Jesus told them to fill six stone jars with water. These jars could hold 20 to 30 gallons of water each. They were typically used for Jewish ceremonial washing.
Once they filled the jars with water, Jesus instructed them to take them to the master of ceremonies. You have to give these servants credit for obeying what must not have made any sense to them at the time. Yet they followed the instructions, and when the master of ceremonies tasted the water that had miraculously turned into wine, he called the bridegroom over and said, "This is wonderful stuff! … You’re different from most. Usually a host uses the best wine first, and afterwards, when everyone is full and doesn’t care, then he brings out the less expensive brands. But you have kept the best for the last!"
What a story these servants must have had to tell their families! Living a life of faith is an adventure in seeing God do the miraculous! Faith is obeying God when it doesn’t make sense. It’s risking looking foolish and feeling awkward.
Are you going through a season in your life that makes you feel like your best days are in the past? Do you feel like your dream has died? Have you lost hope in things getting better? Look up and take heart. God always begins with the miracle you need most, and He says the best is yet to come!