I’ve had Chris Tomlin‘s new worship song Our God stuck in my head for a month now, which has been a great thing. It has a driving melody with inspiring lyrics, reminding God’s people of His power, majesty and unshakable love. It begins with a reminder of Christ’s first miracle – turning water into wine. Usually when I hear those words, I think of the wedding in Cana, as it is historically recorded in the Gospel of John. This week of Thanksgiving, the Holy Spirit has been nudging me in another direction.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus began His ministry and publicly substantiated His divinity with supernatural demonstrations. His first terrestrial display, essentially making something from nothing, echoed His act of creation when He literally made the universe out of nothing. And this theme of transformation extends beyond the physical world; indeed God is spiritually bringing life to the dead and redeeming His creation.
Nearly 25 years ago, in 1986, at the end of my rope, I made a decision to end my life but God supernaturally intervened and gave me salvation, hope and purpose. He gave me eternal life and began a process of transformation in me. Once again, God made something out of nothing.
Jesus continues His work of redemption and transformation every day. Capture today by taking a moment to pause and give thanks for His work in you. How has God turned water into wine in your life?