Anglican Devotional 15 January 2023 – First Thing First

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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 15 January 2023 – First Thing First

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TOPIC: First Thing First


READ: John 2: 1-11 (NKJV)

  1. On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
  2. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.
  3. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”
  4. Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”
  5. His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do [it.”]
  6. Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.
  7. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
  8. And He said to them, “Draw [some] out now, and take [it] to the master of the feast.” And they took [it.]
  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.
  10. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the [guests] have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
  11. This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.


THE MESSAGE:


In a moment of reflection, just imagine the level of shame the couple in our text would have faced if they had failed to invite Jesus. Whatever informed their decision to invite Jesus, saved them from serious life embarrassment. Mary played a sensitive role in this situation: She was observant to notice that there was a serious problem. She was also wise to approach the right source for solution. Jesus saw the need – He directed the servants on what do, and as they did it, the miracle manifested (verse 9).


The master of the feast also confirmed it was good wine. In your family, place of work, local church, etc., always do things that add value and improve situations, not things that create problems. Jesus is standing at the door of your heart, knocking. Do not shut Him out. He is a friend in need and indeed. Allow him to reign over your life. With Him in you, you can face tomorrow. Give him a chance in your life, marriage, academics, business and career and you will never regret it. You need Him now more than ever before. If you keep Jesus out of your life, you expose your life to danger.


PRAYER: Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee. Amen.

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