Stone Jars

Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 2:6 which says,

“Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[a]”

In this passage Jesus, His mother and His disciples were invited to a wedding. At one point in the wedding Jesus’ mother tells Him that there is no more wine left, the wedding is in need of wine. Jesus asks her why she got Him involved but Jesus’ mother tells the servants to do as Jesus says then Jesus told them to fill up the stone water jars with water. These jars were used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, Jesus then told the servants to draw some out of the jars and give it to the person in charge of the wedding. When he tasted it he asked why they had saved the best wine for last.

Jesus used water that was meant to purify to help the need of the wedding. The purifying water provided for the need of the people. That is almost exactly like how Jesus who is purifying helped our need to be pure. You see we were trapped in a pit of sin, we were captured by it but Jesus came down from heaven to die for us and when He did die for us He purified us. Jesus was and is perfect, God would not have accepted Him if He was not pure. But He was and is perfect and when He died for us He gave us perfection.

We should accept Jesus as our savior, no matter how hard we try to hide our sins, God always knows that we have sinned. But Jesus came down from heaven to die for our sins and if we repent of all our sins and accept Christ as our savior then Christ’s blood is on us and we are purified. Jesus was and is pure and He helped our needs so that we are pure and clean. If you repent of your sins and accept Jesus as your savior then you are clean.

We should accept Jesus as our savior. We should accept the purifying water that He gives us. But we should also be jars, we don’t have to be fancy golden jars we just have to be jars. What do I mean when I say this? What I mean is we should be like the stone jars that held the ceremonial washing, we should hold God’s word and the good news of the Gospel. We should be filled to the brim with the Gospel just like the clay jars in John 2. We should be overflowing with it.

Thank You Jesus for coming down from heaven to die for our sins. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to wash us with Your purifying blood. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to prepare a place for us and to mediate on our behalf. Thank You Jesus for all that You have done for us.

Are you Trusting in the cleansing blood of Christ?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.


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