2015-05-20 / Church

Today's Meditation

Ordinary Jars
From The Upper Room
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Read John 2:1-11

The steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

- John 2:9-10 (NRSV)

When Jesus performed his first miracle at the wedding in Cana, he did not request special, priceless vessels. Jesus called simply for the ordinary, everyday water jars made of clay that could be found in every home and public building. From these commonplace vessels, the stewards surprised the wedding guests by pouring out the best wine that had been served that day.

In his ministry, Jesus continually turned society’s expectations upside down. He chose to eat and pray with women and tax collectors. He fed a multitude with five loaves and two fish. And Jesus chose ordinary jars of clay — sinners like you and me — in which to pour the priceless gift of his love.

Like the stewards at the wedding at Cana who poured the best wine, we can pour out the love that Jesus has put in us so that many may be served and satisfied.

Keith Honeyman

(Western Cape, South Africa)

Thought for the Day: God is ready to fill us with love to share with others.

Prayer: Loving God, make us stewards of your love that all those who touch our lives may be served and never thirst again. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Prayer Focus: Couples Planning Weddings

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