Behind the Scenes

Footsteps of Jesus

John 2:6-10 (Today’s New International Version)
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

Think of the master of the banquet as an event planner, overseeing all the little details that wedding guests wouldn’t necessarily notice, including the distribution of wine. At an ordinary wedding feast, the couple’s family could save a bit of money by serving a lower-quality wine later in the day. How impressed this man was when a fabulous, rich vintage was brought out, of even higher quality than the earlier wine!

He wasn’t aware of what had happened behind the scenes. Jesus had taken large jars of water and turned them into the most delectable wine ever created. Gallons upon gallons upon gallons of it.

What a great illustration of what God does every day. We sometimes think that miracles are the “big stuff” in our lives. But God works small, powerful miracles all the time. Abundant, sometimes behind-the-scene miracles. We just don’t always notice.

How often do you take time to look around and notice how God is at work? What kind of “little miracles” has God worked in your life recently?

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