Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Extraordinary From Ordinary

Do you know the story of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding at Cana?  It goes a little something like this:

Jesus is at a wedding.  The host runs out of wine for the guests.  His mother, Mary, approaches Jesus and lets him know of the dilemma.  Jesus shows compassion on the situation at hand. 

He tells the servants to fill some stone jars with water.

They do.
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Jesus then tells the servants of to draw some water from the jars and take it to the master of the feast.

They do.

The master tastes it, and it is wine.  The water had become wine.

This is a pretty basic synopsis of portions of the story.  I am sure there are great intellectuals who can dive into the Greek origins of specific words and cull out amazing lessons that span far past my breadth of understanding.  But here is the beauty of the scripture.  God speaks through it to even my humble spirit.  His word is living, active; and if you open if and ask for understanding, He will graciously grant it.

You know what I love about this recorded piece of history?  Here it is.  Jesus told the servants what to do.  They did it.  They didn't question Him.  They weren't slow about it.  They surely didn't understand why they were filling these jars with water. 

But they did it.

And out of their unquestioning obedience Jesus created something extraordinary.

He took the ordinary and created extraordinary.

That's what our God does.  He is master of taking the raw material and making beauty.

Do you respond when God calls you?  Do you practice obedience to His will? 

Try it.  Give yourself fully to Him. 

If you give yourself fully to Jesus and trust Him, He will take your ordinary life and create something extraordinary.

Enjoy today,

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