John 2:6-8 Make Me A Vessel
6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it.
Mary mother of Jesus Christ, told her Son, the wedding feast is running out of wine? Please do something? Jesus replies, woman, it is not really My time, but He honored His mother, Mary’s request. The Master of the wedding feast had six large clay jars, that were empty. Jesus told the servers of the wedding feast to fill them to the brim with water, so they did. Then Jesus told them to take the water from the clay jars and give it to the Master for Him to taste and see. The wedding feast in John chapter 2 is Christ’s first miracle as He begins His earthly ministry. In Genesis chapter 1, the Spirit of the Lord, speaks into emptiness and gives it a good life.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was a formless and desolate emptiness, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness.
You and I are made in the image of God, but the mother and father of the human race, Adam and Eve, disobey God and we inherit their sinful nature. So our image has cracks of sin but the Lord had already planned a way to restore our broken vessels. The clay jars in John chapter 2:6 are stationary. They are not going anywhere unless someone moves them, so it is easy to fill them full of water, and the water changes to delicious wine. You and I are like jars of clay but not stationary. Instead of remaining still, we fight back and may not allow God the Creator to change us into His beautiful image. It’s a lot like allowing a priest to baptize you and me. We surrender our heads to his hand and he immerses us under the water, and a new life begins. Now if we struggle to allow the Lord to only fill us completely full, then we will remain completely unchanged and not ready for the Master of the wedding feast. Scripture calls God’s children clay pots, and He is the potter, yet sin causes cracks of disobedience.
Isaiah 30:13 Therefore this wrongdoing will be to you Like a breach about to fall, A bulge in a high wall, Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant, 14 Whose collapse is like the smashing of a potter’s jar, So ruthlessly shattered That a shard will not be found among its pieces To take fire from a hearth Or to scoop water from a cistern.”
I have so many family and friends who are struggling in their faith and I feel like I have been wrestling with God as well. If you and I learn any lesson from John 2:6-8, that we should be still as clay pots and not fight back against our Savior Jesus Christ. Smooth waters, makes sweet tasting wine, and the Lord really doesn’t like bitterness. Bitter water is like saltwater, unable to drink and no one can really live off it. I want my life to not be like tidal waves if God loves me or loves me not, so please pray for me and I will pray for you all as well. I believe the miracles Jesus performed in John chapter 2 and Genesis chapter 1, tell God’s children one thing, let His Spirit hover over the trouble waters of our lives, and make us good, in a delightful tasteful way, God bless you all, Jesus the Living Water loves you and so do I. His bondservant, Samuel J Head.
Romans 9:19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?” 20 But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? 22 What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,