By Fola Daniel
And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now
John 2:10 KJV
Almost immediately after Jesus had chosen his disciples, he was invited to a wedding in Cana and his mother was also there. At the wedding, it seemed as though the groom was about to be put to shame. He needed to do something desperately and whatever he was going to do was to be done fast.
You can imagine a wedding without food or drinks. It is always very embarrassing for the couple because guests will complain and some will leave.
While the groom was thinking about what to do to save the situation, Mary, the mother of Jesus stepped into the situation. She walked up to Jesus to tell him they didn’t have wine. One would wonder if Jesus did not see everything himself. He certainly saw everything but he did not get involved until he was invited.When Jesus finally stepped in, we saw how he turned water into wine and saved the marriage from a big shame that would have been widely reported. In verse 10 of John 2, we saw the chairman of the occasion commending the groom and also asking why he reserved the best for the last since that was not the norm then.
The man did not know what had happened in the background. One can also say that the couple did not have money anymore. This conclusion is drawn because the couple would have gone to buy more wine, if they had the money, at the time it was reported that they had run out of wine. They certainly knew where to buy wine so the shame would not have been that they ran out of wine but that they didn’t have money to get more wine for the guests.
I pray for you that in the name of Jesus, God will step into every situation that is about to put you to shame. Instead of shame, you will see greater things. Every situation that is lacking wine in your life will begin to receive the good wine from the Lord Jesus.
The lack of wine can represent a situation where everything has come to a standstill. Whatever represents the lack of wine in your life, I pray that God will step in and you will receive the good wine of the Lord.
My take on this include:
We need to get Jesus involved first.
Give him the room to do what he alone can do in any situation for us to experience greater things.
When you invite Jesus into your situation you will get the best from him.
Instead of being put to shame, you will end up rejoicing in the name of Jesus. It is only greater things that you will experience this month because the God of greater things will step into your situation in Jesus name.