The True Vine and The Wine


On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:1-3

In Jesus’ first miracle, he’s at a wedding party. The word is starting to get out about Jesus because now his mother is asking him to do something for the wedding. Whether she was prompted by the wedding participants to ask, we don’t really know. His mother knew He would do something about the situation even with his slight protest, if that’s what you call it. Later, Jesus would proclaim “I am the true vine…you are the branches. If you abide in me you will bear much fruit.” John 15:1

Now the True Vine has an opportunity, before his hour, to bring joy and gaiety to the dying wedding party. It was supposed to be a day of celebration.

As I write this, many of you are not experiencing that joy and gaiety that was lacking at this party. It was a festive occasion but it was turning sour. In your present situation, you know very clearly what this means. The joy is gone. You had it before and it was alive, but no more.

The joy is gone.

Today is a day to reach out to the Savior to restore that joy. It’s a day to go to Him to have Him loosen all that is binding you up inside. After that, you’ll need to reach out to a friend. Do it, do it today. Do it before you forget. It’s what friends are for.

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