In short, there are two takeaways to consider: the first from verse 6, “Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used for ceremonial washing,” and the second from verse 7, “Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them.”
As we learned, these jars were not intended for wine, but for the washing of feet. They served a certain purpose and held a certain ceremonial, sacred value. It would have been easy to deny Jesus the use of these vessels and insist that Christ use something more “appropriate” for the cause. I think this is a caution to each of us in how we view those things in our life that we might hold back from His service. Maybe we don’t consider them to be fit for a particular ministry, or maybe we simply deem them too valuable to let go. Or even worse, perhaps we are selective in how, or for who, we decide to use our possessions, time, and/or abilities.
The second point is one of obedience. Notice that Christ does not work this miracle alone. He insists on using others to take part. In fact, He elects to use servants, perhaps as a lesson to those around him, and us, that ALL are loved and ALL may take part in His kingdom. By their obedience they were blessed with witnessing this first miracle and they blessed others for whom this miracle touched, verse 11, “He thus revealed His glory, and the disciples put their faith in Him."
May we allow His work to be done through us, without hesitation or holding back, and may others see His glory revealed because of our obedience. Have a great weekend.