Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Water Into Wine

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. John 2:1-11 

Water Into Wine

Momma leave me alone
I am not ready for this job
the world is wanting more from me
than I can ever give.

I know you think I'm gifted
but I feel challenged all the time
you want to see miracles everyday
like water into wine.

We humans cannot make miracles
we can live into the gifts we're given
we can have the faith and pray all day
and hope the hardened hearts are moved.

I was shaped from birth to be more
than others before me I know
and yet there are shadows everywhere
and I like the hidden life.

Your persistence and your love
force me to demonstrate
a simple sign of God's presence
in something that will disappear.

So I will make the water wine
but will pray for changing hearts
love made visible in every day
forgiveness as miracle's sign.

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