The story of changing water to wine is a familiar one. But like many of you, I think I’ve often focused on Jesus and the miracle, not the servants who must have scratched their heads wondering what Jesus was up to. This subject really hit me between the eyes. I can become very horizontal in my life. I embrace order, routine and stability.
Don’t get me wrong, I really try and work to include God in that sense of order, however; at times God reminds me that I need to break from this as he wants to stretch me vertically. God has caused me to move, when I really wanted to stay put, He has put me in positions of responsibility, when I was content doing the same things for Him.
God’s challenge to me has become, “When I am comfortable, listen for His voice”. For the servants, the filling and maintaining of the water jars was their job and I’m sure they performed well. But Jesus wanted to do something else, something more. So now, my prayer should turn upwards to God. Dare I ask Him to shake me from my routine, do something that stretches my faith vertically, and in the process draws me nearer? … No time like now to break routine.
Cary Howie @ DCC