Jesus has come! The Savior of the World. God incarnate. Love personified. To announce His coming, He performs His first miracle – Turn Water into Wine.
Why wine? Wine symbolizes life. Jesus came to give us life abundantly. In turning the water into wine, Jesus took the ordinary and made it extraordinary. He wants to do the same with us. He has come to take our day-to-day, ordinary lives and infuse it with His power, His love, His compassion, so that we reveal His glory in extraordinary fashion.
Why wine? Wine symbolizes God’s Covenant. Jesus took the pots used to fulfill the law and used them to issue in a New Covenant. With Jesus’ coming, the washing pots were now obsolete; they had to be repurposed. For Jesus has come to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, to forgive us completely, to love us unconditionally. No longer is their a need to remind us of our unrighteous deeds. Jesus has come to cleanse us permanently.
Why wine? Wine symbolizes joy, celebration, festivities. Jesus has come to give us joy unspeakable. 180 gallons of joy. Joy overflowing. He has come to obliterate the spirit of depression with His joy. He has come to be your joy in grief, your joy in the storm, and your joy when all is well. He is your joy!
During this season, as we celebrate His coming, let us not forget why He has come. Let’s celebrate fully by embracing and walking in what His coming has provided. Let us live extraordinary lives of healing the sick, generously giving, loving the wounded. Let’s not agree with any voices that would accuse or condemn us, remembering we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. And let our lives be marked with joy. Take authority over and cast out any spirits of depression or oppression and receive His joy.
Rejoice, my friends! Jesus has come!
“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.” What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.”
John 2:10-11 NIV