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Our grandson is almost two years old and isn’t aware of how much his parents do. They wash his clothes, buy and prepare meals, and keep the house clean. All this happens on a regular basis without the child understanding. Yet the child’s awareness does not negate what is going on. We often are like my grandson in that we don’t realize how much God is doing all around us.

Jesus at Work at a Wedding

Jesus attended a wedding with His disciples and mother. There she informed Him that the wine had run out. Mary did not know what Jesus would do, but she went to the source of someone who could do something.

John 2: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.

When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”

11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him. [1]

The Bridegroom was Oblivious

The bridegroom was oblivious to the lack of wine and to the solution Jesus gave. He had no idea that Jesus turned six large jars of water into wine. His first clue was when the master of ceremonies complimented him on the great wine. Jesus was working behind the scenes just as He is in our lives. How often does the Lord solve a problem we didn’t even know we had? God is always working, even when we don’t know the details.

God is Working Now

 Later in John, the Lord is referred to as a gardener. The gardener is at work around the plants so they can be productive. John 15:1“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. [2]

Right now, God is working all around you. One of the greatest tragedies among God’s people is that God’s daily work often goes unrecognized. That can change. Realize that God is always working even when it may not seem like it.


 Heavenly Father, open my eyes to see You at work in my life and forgive me, Lord, for taking my blessings for granted. Help me, Jesus, to adjust my life and join You in the wonderful work that You have for me.

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[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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