2READ:  John 2

MY KEY VERSE: John 2:11“This is the first of miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee.  He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in Him.”

MY REFLECTIONS: 
John tells us that Jesus turning the water into wine was the very first of miraculous signs that Jesus would do.  And he also tells us the purpose of miracles.  The purpose of this miracle was not just to make sure that they had enough wine at the party so everyone had a good time and the bride felt good about her big day.  (Although I do think Jesus was concerned with little things like the success of a friends party.) The bigger purpose of this miracle and all miracles are two-fold:  bring glory to God and increase the faith of people.  Whenever I pray for God to do something miraculous like a healing or some kind of intervention or reconciliation I always promise Him a couple things.  First I promise God that we will give Him all the glory for that miracle.  And secondly, I promise that we will tell the story of that miracle over and over so that peoples faith will be  built up.

MY PRAYER: 
Father, there are some people in my life and people at Community that need a miracle in their life right now.  I know you care about the little things like their health and their relationships; but I know that from an eternal perspective your glory and increasing people’s faith is what ultimately matters.  So I ask that you do the miraculous in their lives and once again we promise to give you all the credit and we promise to tell the stories over and over so that people know that you are God.  With love and loyalty, Dave

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