Have You Run Out of Wine? A Metaphor of God’s Provision
Last weekend, my wife and I attended a wedding. The minister reminded us of when Jesus was at a wedding, too.
In his first recorded miracle, Jesus doesn’t address a big need, such as healing someone of a life-threatening illness or debilitating condition; he just turns some water into wine. Although this kept the host from suffering an embarrassing social blunder, it falls far short of Jesus’ purpose to heal and to save.
Today we trust Jesus to save us and may look to him for healing, but what about more wine?
Sometimes we try to handle the small things ourselves, turning to God only for those big items or when we’re in a jam we can’t fix ourselves. But Jesus is interested in the lessor things too.
If he can provide some extra wine at a wedding, what else can he do for us? If we don’t ask, we’ll never know.
His answers may just surprise and delight.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.