The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

December 29, 2015 | Carolinas Mission District

Have you ever involved someone in your work when it was easier to do it yourself, but you did so to teach another person? When Jesus performed His first miracle, He involved other people, although He did not need their help. Jesus was at a wedding and his mother came to him telling him the wine had run out.  

John 2:4“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions. [1]

Why Did Jesus Involve Others?

Jesus could have simply filled the jugs with wine supernaturally, but He didn’t. Why did Jesus do that? Jesus loves to involve us in what He is doing. When He does, it teaches us in a way we could not learn otherwise.

 In the Gospels, we see Jesus doing this all the time with the disciples. Jesus spent three years with twelve disciples teaching them in a variety of ways. Jesus would teach them verbally, but also would send them out into the community to minister to people.

Mark 6:7 And he called his twelve disciples together and began sending them out two by two, giving them authority to cast out evil spirits. [2]

 Mark 6:12So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. 13 And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil. [3]

Jesus Still Works Through Us

The Bible tells us that the Lord does not change. The Lord desires to involve you in His work just as much as He did the disciples and the servants in our story. I remember being in a restaurant when our waitress was in tears after being chewed out by her supervisor. The Holy Spirit prompted me to pray for this lady. I asked her if I could pray for her and she agreed. She immediately calmed down. Someone cared. God had involved me in His work very unexpectedly. Pray and ask the Lord to involve you in His work. Don’t be surprised when He answers your prayer in unexpected ways.

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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