The Journey with Ron Moore

Out of Wine

John 2:7-9
Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.

Jesus and His disciples were attending a wedding in Cana of Galilee. For whatever reason, those in charge of drinks underestimated the crowd. The wine was gone. The parents of the bridal party were facing the ultimate embarrassment. Jesus’ mother was there, as a friend of the parents, presumably helping with the arrangements. Mary explained the situation to Jesus.

Responding to her request and the need of the moment, Jesus instructed the servants to fill to the brim six stone water jars used for ceremonial washing. He then instructed them to take the water to the master of the banquet. In the process of delivery Jesus turned the water into wine.

Maybe today you feel like you have run out of wine. Your energy is gone. You feel spiritually drained and dry. You underestimated the emotional toll of an illness, loss or personal setback. Tell Jesus that you need recharged.  Ask Him to restore your physical, emotional and spiritual energy. Ask Him to turn this stale stage of your journey into a fresh and joyous one.

Father, sometimes I run out of wine. People in my life need things that I don’t have to give. Restore my energy. Refresh my emotions. Return my joy. Through Your strength help me rise above my situation and serve those in my life in a way that honors You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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