October 17, 2019

BIBLE READING: JOHN 2

John 2:1-2 KJV
[1] And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: [2] And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

Have you ever been somewhere and felt the feeling of “I’m not supposed to be here?” A friend of mine from college and I attended another college friends wedding in Florida once. They were having a dinner the night before with family and friends in a banquet hall at a nearby hotel. My friend and I got dressed in our rooms and headed downstairs to the dinner. We arrived a few minutes late, walked in and began to look for our table. We couldn’t find our names at any of the reserved seats, and the more we looked around we realized we didn’t see anyone that we knew. We were starting to get some stares because no one knew us either. It was starting to get extremely awkward when a man (the father of the bride) walked up to us, with a stern look, and a serious tone, and asked if he could help us? Long story short we were in the wrong banquet hall. They were having two wedding dinners that weekend. I’ve rarely been more embarrassed than I was at that moment. It’s no fun being in a place you aren’t welcome.
Here in chapter 2 we see Jesus and His disciples at a wedding. We are all familiar with Jesus performing His first miracle, we know the story. However, the story would have never happened without first receiving the invitation. Verse 2 tells us He was “called” or invited. Everything about this wedding, this story, this new couples life changed because Jesus was invited. I hope today that you have invited Jesus into your heart. I hope that you have a personal relationship with Him. If you don’t, you can. He longs for you to invite Him into your heart by faith. If you already have that assurance, have you invited Him into your life? Is He welcome to be Lord of your life? Pastor Joe used to say “Jesus is the perfect gentleman” He’ll never go anywhere He isn’t wanted.” I want to challenge you, as well as myself to make every area of our life a place where Jesus is invited, and welcome to reign.

Frank Newsome