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#Reflections From The Rough

by Robin Embry

Gleaned from Robin’s Facebook page.

John 2:3-10

 

When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”  “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”  Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.   Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”  NIV

     From time to time, we may picture ourselves doing something impressive, stately, and/or grand.  Hopefully not for our own fame or fortune, but to help positively impact and improve others’ lives.

     Many times, these elevated visions are out of our reach to do.  Are we willing to take more modest measures?  Perhaps it’s not for us to turn the water into wine … but to fill the barrels with water. May we each be willing to fill the barrels!  Be blessed!

 

Robin lives in Henryville, IN, and attends the Henryville Church of Christ.

He is the Golf Coach for the Henryville High School Girls’ Golf team.

 

 

 




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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10