Servants see what happens behind the scenes
From The Overflowing Life: A 14-Day Devotional
Jesus’ mother came to Him with a problem. Mary knew her son was no ordinary man. He was God’s Son, the divine living among them (Luke 2:29-33). So she told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
The servants filled jars with water, took them to the master of the feast, and watched as the water turned to wine before their eyes. Lots of people enjoyed a miracle that day — the host, the newly married couple, their families, and friends. But only the servants got to participate in the miracle. They saw the miracle and recognized the Maker.
Before we come to know Jesus, we are a lot like the party-goers. We experience Jesus’ miracles and His grace, completely unaware of what’s happening around us. But when we put our trust in Jesus, we take a step in.
Now we are no longer just recipients of His grace. We become distributors to those around us. Like the servants at the wedding, we get to participate in the miracle.
Serving isn’t glamorous, but it is intimate. Servants see what happens behind the scenes. They have the access others don’t. They see and know on a deeper level.
The wedding at Cana changed how the disciples saw Jesus (John 2:11). When we begin to participate in miracles with Jesus, the same thing happens to us. As we serve alongside Jesus, our eyes are opened to who He really is.
We discover that Jesus is more powerful than we realized and more compassionate than we could ever imagine. We understand, perhaps for the first time, that “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:16-17).
- When was the last time you were witness to a miracle? How did that experience change how you see Jesus?
- Would you consider yourself more like the party-goers or the servants in this story? Why?
- How does serving allow Jesus’ grace to overflow from us?