What Jesus Did! 'Guess Who Came to the Wedding?' — John 2:1-2

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. Jesus and his followers were also invited to the wedding.
— John 2:1-2
Illustration of John 2:1-2 — Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. Jesus and his followers were also invited to the wedding.

Key Thought

While we often fail to realize it, God is always present. He joins us in our everyday lives and accompanies us on all of our daily wanderings. He is with us every step of the way. Jesus reminds of this truth in his ministry when he goes to fancy events at important times and also when he meets the most forgotten people in the most out of the way places. John wants us to know that Jesus joins in the highs and lows of all of life to get us to the ultimate high: to show us the glory of God and bring us home to our heavenly Father. We shouldn't be surprised that Jesus and his disciples made an appearance at a local wedding. Jesus enters all of life to enjoy it, to bless it, to help us find God and to give us a little taste of heaven's glory.

Today's Prayer

Father, please help me see your presence in the things that I do this week. Give others a glimpse of your glory as I seek to live the Christian life before everyday people in my world. I boldly trust, O God, that you are close by, even on those days when I cannot sense your nearness. I believe, dear Father, but help my faith remain strong. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. Jesus and his followers were also invited to the wedding. At the wedding there was not enough wine. After the wine was all gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." Jesus answered, "Dear woman, you should not tell me what to do. It is not yet time for me to begin my work." Jesus' mother said to the servants, "Do what Jesus tells you to do." In that place there were six large waterpots made of stone. The Jews used waterpots like these in their washing ceremonies. Each waterpot held about 20 or 30 gallons. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill those waterpots with water." So the servants filled the pots to the top. Then Jesus said to the servants, "Now take out some water. Carry the water to the master of the feast." So the servants brought the water to the master. Then the man in charge of the wedding feast tasted it, but the water had become wine. The man did not know where the wine came from. But the servants that brought the water knew where it came from. The master of the wedding called the bridegroom. He said to the bridegroom, "People always serve the best wine first. Later, after the guests have become drunk, people serve the cheaper wine. But you have saved the best wine until now." This was the first miracle that Jesus did. Jesus did this miracle in the town of Cana in Galilee. So Jesus showed his greatness. And his followers believed in him. Then Jesus went to the town of Capernaum. Jesus' mother and brothers and his followers went with him. They all stayed in Capernaum a few days.

John 2:1-12

Related Scripture Readings

Lord, you tested me. You know all about me. You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts from far away. Lord, you know where I am going and when I am lying down. You know everything I do. Your Spirit is in every place I go. Lord, I can't escape you.

Psalm 139:1-3, 7

Jesus said to the father, "You said, 'Help him if you can.' All things are possible for the person that believes." The father became very excited. He said, "I do believe. Help me to believe more!"

Mark 9:23-24

Jesus answered, "I am the way. I am the truth and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. If you really knew me, then you would know my Father too. But now you know the Father. You have seen him."

John 14:6-7

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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