These Changed Lives

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
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. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” John 2:6-10

A great deal has been written about this particular miracle. I’ve always marveled at the servants in this story. Jesus entrusted them with the truth of what actually happened in this story. I’m certain their story spread quickly within their circles. They are not named nor are they singled out except to say that they were servants at a banquet.

Two thousand years have passed and the servants still spread the word about this man named Jesus. He’s not turning water into wine this time, but probably smaller and less public miracles: changed lives. One by one, these servants – we – go tell a few of our friends about our changed lives. Some are curious; others scoff and wait to see if it “sticks.”

Observing these changed lives just do not get old.


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