ORDINARY VESSEL FOR EXTRAORDINARY USE

Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each from twenty to thirty gallons. (John 2:6)

“There’s really nothing special about me.”
“I don’t know how God can use me.”
“There can’t be something that God can do through me… not me…”

Jesus performed His first miracle in a wedding, of all places. It was in a place of celebration and a time when it would not be most visible for the attention was on the bride and groom.

But it was at that moment that Jesus used to start of His ministry – in a wedding. Afterall, He is the bridegroom and we are His bride.

But what was ordinary to many – stone jars that were used for ceremonial washing, became extraordinary that day in the hands of the Messiah.

You and I look at our lives and wonder, “can God use me? I am just an ordinary vessel. In fact, I have been marred, broken and practically flawed. Will God even be interested?”

We see here that God does use ordinary, maybe even flawed vessels for His glory.

Lord, allow me to see Your hand at work and to let your empowering presence move through my life… not for my glory but for Your glory alone. This is my prayer, in Jesus’ name.

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