Keep The Party Going

Keep The Party Going

When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”

John 2:9-10

Jesus seems to have been the life of the party. People liked to be around him and he wasn’t one to refuse a party request. That sounds strange to say when I think of Jesus because growing up I was always shown a picture of a quiet, gentle and reserved person. But when I think about how the kids loved to be around him, I really do begin to wonder what kind of a life Jesus led. He must have been happy and friendly. He must have had a spirit that made you excited to be close.

At this wedding feast, I can only imagine what people must have said once the news began to spread that Jesus had made or brought such good wine. The party would have been over if not for Jesus. When you think about it, it is a strange way to begin your ministry but even Jesus himself said it was not yet his time. Mary seemed to push this outcome.

Jesus- the one who kept the party going. I don’t think many evangelists today would want that moniker as their beginning but maybe I’m wrong. No one was healed on that day. The lame did not walk. The blind did not see. Fish and bread were not multiplied. No one walked on water. No. People had wine (for grape juice for those annoyed that I keep saying wine) so that they could continue to celebrate a wedding.

God can use many different situations for his glory. Even a party can be the scene for spreading the love and truth of salvation to the world. Jesus’ other miracles were probably much more impactful to many people but I’m sure someone carried something in their hearts from that first miracle.

God is waiting to use us as well in whatever situation we find ourselves in. We too can be used by God for his glory. When we least expect it or in the strangest of situations, God is ready. The question of course is- are we ready?



Pr. Steven Couto