Dear members and friends,
Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee and revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.John 2:11
In John, we read that Jesus performed his first miracle at a wedding in a town called Cana, which was a nearby town from Nazareth. He changed water into wine when his mother asked him. There are a couple of remarkably fascinating aspects regarding this story. This is what we read in John 2:
When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to me and to you? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
I would like to highlight three things from this simple, but amazingly deep story: 1. Mary seems to know and believe what her son was capable of; 2. Despite the answer from Jesus, Mary also seems to know what Jesus will do when she asks him; 3. The benefactors of the miracle were not even aware of the fact.
This story reveals a very simple and deep secret about how a miracle happens in our lives. First, someone must acknowledge the need. This need is not just something desired by people, but something that can only be done or given by God. Second, someone must ask for it. Acknowledgment itself is not an inquiry. There has to be an active and intentional inquiry to God for what is needed. That is why Jesus emphasizes in Matthew, “For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” I believe that miracles always happen within our lives when and where we are in true need of them. Yet, we may not notice them, even if we are fully living with them.
My brothers and sisters in God, let us pray for others, and wish good and positive things for others. When the time and place is right, our God might grant our prayers as a small miracle.
Blessings, Rev. Lee