– John 2:1-12
What strikes me most is the steward’s comment, misdirected to the bridegroom: “You have kept the good wine until now.” The wine the bridegroom’s family was responsible for has run out. They gave all they could in the effort to throw a grand party. Only then has Jesus stepped in.
When I’m faced with an overwhelming situation, I want Jesus to act NOW and rescue me from having to work so hard. But I often find that if I just dig in, all the things I worry about will fall into place. Right now I’m faced with renting out my house and moving my family to Virginia so I can go to seminary. I’ve never done anything like this before!
Our first dilemma was what to do with the cat we knew we couldn’t bring. We searched high and low for a new owner. I scoured Facebook, and I talked with veterinarians and people at animal shelters. A lot of folks chipped in to help. When it became clear to me that there was nothing more I could do, I prayed, “God, please provide a graceful end for Epitome.” And a graceful end came immediately.
I am now more confident that other seemingly overwhelming factors will fall into the same category. I need to do everything I can first. Then the good wine will start to flow.
“It seems that all my bridges have been burned/
But you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works.”
From their current hit album Sigh No More, here are Mumford & Sons.