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Letter Seven

Imagine you were one of the women followers of Jesus during his three-year ministry on earth. What would it be like as you heard his teachings, walked by his side, and watched his ministry?

Dear Sister,

Today was full of surprises. It began by Jesus telling us that we were all invited to a wedding in Cana. Though I did not know the groom, he invited Jesus’ family and disciples. I felt honored to be included in this group. The first unexpected moment was when Jesus’ mother arrived. I knew Jesus was from Nazareth, the son of Joseph and Mary. But this is the first time I had the chance to meet his mother. It was interesting to observe the interaction between Jesus and his mother. At one point, she told Jesus that the wine was all gone. This seemed strange to me as both Jesus and his mother were only guests who were not responsible to take care of the food and drinks. I thought maybe she was casually commenting about the host’s dilemma until I heard her ask Jesus to do something about it. But what could Jesus possibly do to help?

At first Jesus responded in the way I expected. He asked his mother why she was involving him in the matter. But then he said something that still has me baffled. “My hour has not yet come.” What does he mean by this? What hour? Immediately Mary turned to the wedding servants and told them to do whatever Jesus tells them to do. Despite Jesus’ hesitation to act on the problem, Mary seemed to know that he had the ability to intervene.

Maybe you are thinking he went out into the village to buy more wine. But no, that is not what happened. In fact, the next set of events astonished me! Jesus told the servants to fill six 20 to 30 gallon stone water jars with water. Then he said to serve some to the master of the banquet. Sister, somehow Jesus turned all the water into wine! Not only that, but the head steward said it was the best wine of the day.

Jesus performed a miracle and I was there to witness it!

I am still in awe. He truly is great and powerful. All of us followers are talking about how God’s power and glory is upon Jesus. Our faith is rising each day as we walk with Jesus.

Sister, I know you are not here to experience this first-hand. I pray that even reading about these glorious events will increase your faith in the power and majesty of our Messiah. Later we will go to Capernaum with Jesus, his mother, and his brothers. Please keep seeking and loving God with all your heart, mind, and soul.

With God’s amazing love,

Your Big Sister

Today’s Bible Reading: John 2:1-12

Today’s Application:

  1. What do you think Jesus meant by saying: “My hour has not yet come”?

  2. Jesus could have turned the water into common table wine, but instead, he gave them the best. Why do you think that is?

  3. God is often extravagant in His gifts. He gives generously and in abundance. In what way has he recently done this for you?

  4. Worship him today for His power, generosity, and glory!

  5. Is there someone or something to which God is asking you to generously give the best?

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