Saturday, February 3, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 February 3

“And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him” (John 2:1-11).

Today’s Morsel:  When we read John’s gospel, there are eight miracles recorded that Jesus did, of which six are not listed in the other gospels.  And one of those is the turning of water into wine at the marriage feast at Cana.  John lets us know that this began the miracles of Jesus.  The six miracles that John wrote about, that the other gospel writers didn’t, I believe, are to prove the deity of Christ so that we would believe.  John’s gospel is all about building faith and showing us how to obtain eternal life.  To me, the retelling of the miracle done at the marriage is a portrait of the last supper of the Lamb.  The water into wine is a portrait of the Holy Ghost that God promised to pour out in the last days (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:1-21).  The servants are a portrait of those who are obedient and chosen by God to share the Good News of the gospel (Isaiah 43:10-12).  And the governor of the feast is a portrait of those who once taste and are filled with God’s spirit will realize that there is nothing that can compare to it.  If you want to see more miracles, follow Jesus and you’ll see them.

Sing: I thirsted in a barren land of sin and shame, and nothing satisfying there I found; but to the blessed cross of Christ one day I came, where springs of living water did abound.  Drinking at the springs of living water.  Happy now am I, my soul they satisfy.  Drinking at the springs of living water, O wonderful and bountiful supply.

Thought For Today:  Follow Jesus and you’ll see more miracles (Parker)

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