Lenten Devo Day 7

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Why Save the Best till Last?

Mary Jo Braddock

John 2:1-11

A wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus, his mother, and his disciples were there. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” It was not time for people to know his true identity, his coming death and to be revealed as the Messiah and crucified as the sacrificial Lamb.

Jesus took the time to attend a wedding and take part in the festivities. It is important for us to take time to attend social occasions. We should bring balance to our life, to bring Jesus into times of pleasure as well as work.

Probably Mary was not asking Jesus to do a miracle; she was expectant; she was hoping her son would solve this problem. Although Mary did not understand what Jesus was going to do, she trusted him to do what was right. Those who believe and trust in Jesus who are in situations they cannot understand must continue to trust that he will work in the best way.

His mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Nearby stood six stone water jars used for ceremonial washing, each holding twenty to thirty gallons.

Jesus said, “Fill the jars with water. Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “You have saved the best till last.”

People look everywhere but to God for excitement and meaning. For some reason they expect God to be dull and lifeless. Why wait until everything else runs out before trying God? Why save the best till last?

Prayer: Dear Father, may we seek you first rather than being our last resort. Amen.


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