Our First Miracle

John 2:1-11:

There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from — although the servers who had drawn the water knew —, the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.


Do you remember your first Miracle?  The Gospels reveal to us that Jesus’ first public Miracle was when He turned water into wine at the Wedding in Cana.  And, ironically enough, He only performed this Miracle, because His Mother, St. Mary, brought the lack of wine to His attention.  In other words, She was asking Him to do something about it.  His Mother knew who He was before we did.  She knew that He could solve this situation.  She knew that He, the Promised Messiah, would one day save the world.  She had already seen His other Miracles – all the way from the Annunciation of St. Gabriel to the Visitation with St. Elizabeth (where St. John the Baptist leaped in His Mother’s Womb) to the Nativity (where shepherds, Angels, and three wise men showed-up out of nowhere) to Jesus’ presentation as an eight-day-old infant in the Temple (where Anna and Simeon prophesized to Her and St. Joseph) to finding Jesus in the Temple evangelizing for His Father’s Kingdom (after losing Him for five days in total).  So, I would ask you again, do you remember your first Miracle?  You see, all of us are walking Miracles full of Miraculous bodies, personalities, intellects, Gifts, skills, etc.  Just like snowflakes, there aren’t any two of us humans that are exactly alike – even though we’re all made in the Image of God and have the very same Power (the Holy Spirit) that rose Jesus from the grave living inside of us.  We were formed like God to be as God designed us to be – each of us with our own set of Miracles and a common Miraculous lineage back to Him.  We are Temples of the Holy Spirit and Citizens of Heaven – now…not just later.  Our Spiritual quivers are full of arrows (our unique Gits…Miracles) – we simply need to Trust God and use Them for His Purposes; for His Plans…  So, let’s be sure to see the world through the Spiritual Lens of Jesus Christ – because our Lord sees nothing but a planet of walking, living Miracles in each and every one us.

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