Today's verses are John 2:11,12: "This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days." My child, it was not a mistake that my first miracle was at a wedding. I love weddings! I believe in the significance, importance and beauty of weddings. Marriage was first and foremost my idea. I was the one who authored the wedding covenant (Genesis 2:24). Before the Fall ever occurred, I desired a man and a woman to live in a committed, permanent, monogamous relationship. When done rightly, and the marriage union is undefiled, "till death do us part," children are stronger, The community is stronger. A nation is stronger. I love to be invited to weddings! I love to be central to weddings! I pray all couples will invite me to be a part of their weddings!
I pray you'll invite me to be a part of your marriage. If yours is hurting, and you need help, invite me to enter. I will teach both of you how to forgive each other. I will teach you how to say, "I'm sorry." I will teach you how to rebuild your relationship on unconditional love and respect for each other. I will teach you that the purpose of each other is not to be served but to serve and to give your life away to the other. I will teach you how to give your life away as a couple to a dying world. In learning these truths. your relationship will be healed.
When I performed my first miracle at the wedding feast in Cana in Galilee and "manifested my glory", my disciples believed in me. This miracle (and all the ones I did afterwards) showed my glory as the only sovereign overseer, ruler and king of the universe. It also showed to people my grace and mercy, how much I care infinitely for everyone's needs in this world, even the smallest concerns like a family not being embarrassed for lack of wine at their wedding party. Not only was I concerned for their embarrassment, but I gave them the great joy of saving the best wine for last. I love to supply people's needs according to my riches from heaven.
Similarly, as sovereign Lord over all, I care for your needs today. No matter how great or small, I'm deeply concerned for what's happening in your life today. I know your hurts and hopes. I know your anxieties and cares. I know your heartaches and harmful habits. I know all that weighs down your heart today.
Believe in me. Come to me with them. Tell me what they are. Cast them upon me. Give them to me. Don't be burdened by them today.
Please know this truth today: The sovereign Lord of all the universe, the Creator, overseer and sustainer of everything, cares for you. I'm deeply concerned over all you're facing. Believe this is true! Know this is true!
Trust me today.