Oct 31, 2017
Would you like to have a glimpse of Jesus’ glory? At the very early stages of His earthly ministry, Jesus performed a miracle at a wedding. Not everyone noticed, but the disciples and Mary, the mother of Jesus, were probably well aware of what had just taken place. Jesus had come to the rescue of the wedding host, who had run out of wine for the festivities. Jesus had the servants fill casks with water and the He miraculously turned the water into wine. Not exactly a simple parlor trick. And John describes it as the “first glimpse of his glory.” This was just the beginning. There would be much more to come. And isn’t that what we would like to see? Wouldn’t it be great if Jesus would do a little wine-into-water action in our lives? But when we read these stories we fail to remember that Jesus has done something far greater in our world. He has turned sinful men and women, condemned to death for their rebellion against God, into children of God. He has brought the spiritually dead back to life. He has restored those who were God’s enemies into friends of God. Jesus has restored sight to the blind, who had been living in spiritual darkness. What Jesus did that day was a glimpse of what was to come: Transformation. God-ordained, supernatural, Spirit-empowered transformation of something ordinary into something extraordinary.