“Now there were six waterpots of stone standing there, as the Jewish custom of purification (ceremonial washing) demanded, holding twenty to thirty gallons apiece… And said to him, ‘Everyone else serves his best wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then he serves that which is not so good; but you have kept back the good wine until now!’ This, the first of His signs (miracles, wonderworks), Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory [by it He displayed His greatness and His power openly], and His disciples believed in Him [adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Him]” (Jn 2:6, 10, 11)
This is the story of how our Lord changed water into wine at the wedding in Cana. This was a simple village wedding. Jesus and His disciples were invited there. The wine provide by the host got finished. Then Mary intervenes. Jesus asked the servants to fill six big pots with water. Miraculously, in the presence of Jesus, the water becomes the sweetest wine. The Master of ceremonies was totally impressed, how good, how sweet and aromatic this wine is. He was not aware of the quantity provided. Let’s calculate… Each of the six pots contained 30 gallons. That makes a total of 180 gallons. There are 5 bottles of wine in a gallon. That is a total of 900 wine bottles delivered at a village wedding in the name of our Lord!!!! Selah! Halleluiah!!!
This miracle is a manifestation of God’s glory visible to men. The blessings of God’s grace and glory therefore comes later in life, it is sweet and abundant. It overwhelms with an overflow or the fullness of joy. It is not just sweet, it is also lavishly extravagant. “I came to bring life, and life abundantly…” This is the best way to evangelize! Many will see and taste Christ in you and trust in Him for salvation!
This is my testimony: Eternal life is sweet and wonderful to my taste, beyond all I could dream or imagine. The older I get, the sweeter it becomes…the more intoxicating to my spirit it is…its sustaining power never ending…
This is my prayer for you: May your first fleshly ‘infatuation’ wine be finished… May you trust God for the transition… May the miracle happen!
Dear Child of God, “Sweet and Abundant” is the name of your eternal blessing! To the glory of God! In Jesus name, amen!