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Let Jesus Receive the Glory

Declare what you know to be true in your life and let Jesus receive the glory.

Scripture

Our verse for today comes from John 2:9, ” 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. “

Background

In the movie Rudy, the main character is a student at Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana. He is there to pursue his lifelong dream of playing football for Notre Dame. But since his high school grades were subpar, Rudy had to enroll at Holy Cross with the hopes of transferring to Notre Dame once he improved his academic standing. Needing a job, and adoring Notre Dame football, Rudy convinces their head groundskeeper, Fortune, to hire him, enabling Rudy to walk the fields and patrol the locker rooms where the heroes of his youth became legends. But Rudy has no place to stay, so he secretly unlocks the maintenance room window where Fortune keeps a cot for times when his back acts up. After having snuck in several times, Rudy climbs through the window one evening to discover a key resting on the pillow. That next morning, Rudy thanks Fortune for the key to the office, but Fortune claims he does not know what Rudy is talking about. As Rudy explains, Fortune is adamant that he has nothing to do with the key. Now, despite Fortune’s humble objections, Rudy was right in assuming Fortune had blessed him. His boss was the one who was in charge.

Application

Likewise, the master of the feast at the wedding in Cana was reasonable to assume the bridegroom was responsible for the good wine. He did not know, as the servants did, that Jesus had worked a miracle to produce what he had tasted. Unaware of what Jesus could do, he did not realize what Jesus had done. And that’s the theme song of so many around us. But we are the servants, literally, who know the One who changes water to wine, and transforms death into life. And we must proclaim, where the servants at the wedding did not, all that Jesus is, and all that Jesus has done. We have experienced a miracle, and all that we are and all that we do is dependent upon the mercy and grace of God. So do your part in pointing someone to the key that they need.

Charge

As we seek Him today, declare what you know to be true in your life and let Jesus receive the glory.


AuthorRich Holt | BCWorldview.org 

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