Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Yes, Lord, Yes!

"His mother saith unto the servants, 'Whatsoever He saith
unto you, do it'" John 2:5
Recently our choir sang the song, "Yes, Lord, Yes!" which offers a message of obedience and willingness to be open to whatever Jesus might ask of us -- the same message Mary was giving to the servants when she told them to do whatever her son Jesus asked of them at the Wedding Feast in Cana of Galilee.

By their obedience, they received and the need was met -- water was turned to wine.  But, what if when Jesus told them to fill all the jugs with water, the people in charge of filling the vessels had thought to themselves, "What a silly request -- water?  Really?"  If they'd disobeyed and only filled one or two jugs with water, the blessing of an abundance of fine wine would have been greatly reduced.

Instead, these servers obeyed Jesus and reaped an abundance of the finest of wines created by the Maker of the vineyard Himself.  What an amazing blessing!  These people were blessed not only with jar after jar of high quality wine, but of even greater impact, they experienced a mighty miracle.

Have you ever experienced a miracle?  There are degrees of miracles that God supplies -- some small, some big.  This was a mighty miracle of first degree.  I'm sure the servers who were involved in the entire process never forgot what Jesus did that day.  Their lives would be forever touched by the wonder of what they witnessed.

I love the old hymn whose message never grows old or out of date:  "Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey."

This beautiful stained glass window graces the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, South Carolina.  How interesting that it is the gospel of John that holds this story of Jesus.  When I took the second photo close-up of the water to wine, I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but I was intrigued by the beauty of the message.  The brownstone Catholic church is in neo-gothic style and was completed in 1907.

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