Jesus turning water into wine doesn’t just reveal His identity, it also reveals mine.
I have always wondered why Jesus turned water into wine as his first miracle. In comparison to His other miraculous signs, this seems weak. I remember thinking when I was younger that maybe He had to practice to do something great. Maybe this was his way of gearing up?
But we serve a God of intentionality. Jesus wasn’t doing this as a quick, easy way to reveal his power. To Jesus, wine is much more than a beverage. it is a symbol. He wasn’t making wine just to create a happy atmosphere, He was making wine to reveal His heart. He has the heart of a groom.
I remember my wedding day so vividly, which is surprising because I admittedly have the worst memory. But that day was a special day. I remember all the little details and all the big moments. But mostly I remember walking the aisle to my tearful husband. Walking to a man I knew loved me and cherished me.
Jesus too looks at me this way. He cherishes me. He loves me. Jesus turning water into wine doesn’t just reveal His identity, it also reveals mine. I am His bride. He has pursued me and waits at the end of the aisle, shaking in anticipation of the moment He sees his bride coming down the aisle.
I love that we serve a God who loves us where we are. I love that we get to soak in the joy of the Kingdom now. Jesus revealed His nature and our identity. We have the ability to celebrate our relationship with Him and share the news of the great banquet with those around us.