Lessons from the Promised Land~Cana


Jesus performed His first miracle in Cana. He attended a wedding in a hall built for such occasions. I got the privilege of seeing the remains of this hall.

During the celebration the host ran out of wine. Jesus’ mother, Mary, came and told Jesus that they had run out of wine. “So, why are you telling me?” was Jesus’ basic response. Mary knew her son and just told the servants to do whatever he said to do.


Jesus instructed the servants to fill the water pots with water. I used to have this picture of the servants filling little pitchers with water. This, however, is not at all what they filled. These were pots that were for ritual cleansing. They were large stone pots standing well over four feet high and too large for one man to lift.

There was one of these ancient pots at the site. I realized those poor servants must have made many trips from the well to fill just one of those pots. They knew what they had put into those massive stone containers, and it wasn’t wine.

How shocked they must have been when they dipped it out to the guests at the wedding and it had turned into the best wine available. Jesus’ first miracle was no small miracle. He turned that wedding into the best celebration ever.

Do you need a miracle in your life? Look to Jesus for your miracle, for with Him, nothing is impossible.

A diamond in the rough,



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