The God who was there (John 2:1-25)

“Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples,” John 2:2

Brothers and sisters we live in a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to know who is on the up and up and who is for us and who is against us.  Allow me to explain, “Two weeks ago the director of the CIA resigned after admitting he had been unfaithful to his wife.”  Now it seems that the scandal could be worse as it seems that others were unfaithful in matters of national security.”  At the same time we wonder just who is for us as a people and who is against us.  Only time will tell.  However one thing is for sure (God is for us)

The Gospel of John tells us the story of a loving and glorious God who came to this earth to redeem us from both the curse of sin and the wrath of God.  John’s great desire is that we would come to see and know this God.  In John chapter 2 we have 3 examples of God’s loving interaction with people:

1.  A wedding in Cana, Vs: 1-12

Here we see the glory of God being revealed as Jesus turns the water (Old order) into wine (New Order).  Our Lord and Savior came so that which was dead could come to life.  We are made new in Him.

2.  The temple during the Passover season, Vs: 13-22

Here we see the glory of God being revealed as Jesus proclaims, “This is my Father’s house.”  Again we see the order being changed as now we see God in our presence.

3.  The Passover itself, Vs: 23-25

During this time Jesus worked many miracles.  Again we see the glory of God on display.  We serve a great and awesome God who in every moment of life is there!!!

Question, “Do you believe God is there in your circumstances of life?”  Notice the last verse of John 2, “But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”  

The fact is, “God was there and he saw what was in man.”  Jesus did not commit himself to their sinful lifestyles.  But to those who came to him in repentance, He granted them eternal life.  How could he do this?  Because he was there!!!  Jesus gave his life on the cross for these people and for you and I.

My challenge to you this day is simply this, “Submit yourself to the God who is in your circumstances.”  As you do, “You will experience his glory in all you face.”

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