Re:Verse reading–John 2:1-22 (day four)
This is the first of seven ‘sign’ miracles that John writes about. In John, a sign is an event that symbolizes a meaning greater than itself. Jesus has just been baptized by John the Baptist and has begun His public ministry. He is just setting out to proclaim His deity and to tell of His mission of salvation.
When Jesus appeared on the scene, Judaism was an empty religion. The Jews had drifted so far from the truth of God’s Word that they not only didn’t recognize God’s Son, the Messiah, but they would also soon seek to kill Him. Into this emptiness and void (no more wine), Jesus brought abundant hope (180 gallons of wine). Commentator William Barclay said no wedding party could possibly drink that much wine. Jesus’ abundant blessing and provision was above and beyond the recognized need.
Have you ever experienced God’s rich provision? Maybe to a need that you didn’t even know about? Paul wrote to the church at Philippi, “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) Give God the glory!