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St. John 2:3-4

“And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto Him, they have no wine.  Jesus saith unto her, Women what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.”

Christ is the life of the party.  At the wedding of Cana when there was no wine, Mary told Jesus “they have no wine.”  What Jesus replied to her is most interesting.   What did Jesus mean when He said, “Women what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.”

Well, wine represents the blood that Jesus would one day shed for us.  When Mary told Jesus “they have no wine” what this meant to Jesus was they have no life but it wasn’t yet time for Him to go to the cross and pour out His blood for all mankind.  However, to demonstrate what He would soon do.  He told the servants to fill the six water pots made of stone with water.  The number six is the number of man the stone pots and water represented how Christ would fill us with His Spirit and make us new creations in Him.  Jesus shedding His blood and giving us His life meant we would no longer be without life.  Jesus said in John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy; I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” And this all took place at a wedding, a place of covenant.  Jesus shedding His blood gave to us the new covenant of grace.

Therefore, when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you have his life.  Life here on planted earth is no longer a lifeless party filled with uncertainty and gloom.  But it’s filled with love, joy and peace because the life of the party is in the midst of you.  You lack nothing!

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