Written by Allison Hyacintho
If Jesus was to attend a wedding today like He did at Cana, He would turn water Into wine at the engagement party in Sheraton Hotel, follow the couple to their village to turn water into wine at their traditional marriage, come back to Lagos and turn water into wine at their court marriage, then buy a flight ticket to go and turn water into wine at their white wedding in Dubai. What is hurting me the most is how He would also need to buy expensive suits and agbada for all the different wine changing occasions He would be attending. misplaced priorities!
May we not make the fairytale weddings of other people our own reality. Teach us how to put Godly principles before trend and culture. Teach us how to decorate our marriages as much as we plan to decorate our weddings. Help us to focus more on changing our character before marriage than how we will change into four wedding dresses at our reception. Show us how to surround ourselves with war friends before surrounding ourselves with bridesmaids. Guide us to make our bodies the temple of the Holy Spirit before making hotel reservations for our honeymoon.
Lord I wish your children can see what You were trying to teach us at the wedding at Cana in John chapter 2 verse number 1. I wish we can see the message behind the miracle of turning water into wine. A wedding that had You, your beloved mother, your brothers and your disciples as special guests was not a small ceremony. That wedding must have been the talk of the town, more like another version of # Baad2017 . I can only imagine the decorations and all the preparations that must have gone into hosting a wedding that had the Lamb of God and His entourage in attendance. The couple must have contracted the best food and wine companies in town to make sure that they never run out of refreshments. Oh how they must have bought expensive bottles of champagne to satisfy and impress their guests. But even with all they did, it was still not enough. What if you were not there when they ran out of wine at the wedding? Father who would have covered their shame and embarrassment? All the wedding planners they hired could do nothing, until you stepped into the gap and covered for them, just like you always do. You turned water into wine to teach us that we need you in our marriage before anything and anyone else. You turned water into wine to show us that no matter how much we plan to get ready, we are only planning to fail if we don't have you working with us and in us. cheap summer wedding dresses
Oh the manner in which you did it was the most amazing, turning water into wine by using common waterpots used by the Jews for ritual cleansing, ordinary waterpots that didn't matter! That was to teach us that we don't need to have all the money in the world to host a marriage, we don't need the tallest wedding cake or the most expensive wine for a toast, as long as we have you we have everything, all the success we will ever need. Teach us Lord, teach us to focus our priorities in YOU. Amen.