5 November 2020 – John 2:11 (NIV)

5 November 2020 – John 2:11 (NIV)

Scripture

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Reflection

This passage comes from the story of Jesus at the wedding ceremony where he performs his first public miracle turning water into wine.  This is also not the first reference of the disciples believing in Jesus.  No, that came from the testimony of John the Baptist who saw Jesus coming from afar and declared him the Messiah.  This passage just a few verses later helped to establish their faith and confirm to the disciples that Jesus truly was what John declared him to be.  So often people choose not to believe in Jesus because they haven’t seen Jesus do anything miraculous in their lives, but could it be that miracles come from being with Jesus?  It is not to say that He does not perform miracles to those who do not believe, but a miracle or a display of Jesus’ divine power is primarily meant to bring us to glorify Jesus as Messiah.  Meaning Jesus’ miracles then and now are not just done to be done, they all bring about an awareness and ultimately confession that Christ is Lord.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

God, You still see the painful realities of this world. God, You see. Please let the displaced people of the world know that they are seen. And help us to see them.

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Josh Xiong - Worship Director
Joshua Xiong is the Worship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of Greenville University. He and his wife, Mai Kao, have three daughters and live in Shanghai, China.