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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration.
— John 2:1-2 NLT
Illustration of John 2:1-2 NLT — The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration.

Key Thought

While we sometimes forget it or even doubt 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 us 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. Give others a glimpse of your glory as I seek to live the Christian life before the 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 in my moments of struggle, please strengthen my faith. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Psalm 139:1-3, 7
  • Mark 9:23-24
  • 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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.