Jesus’ extravagance

“‘A host always serves the best wine first,’ he said. ‘Then when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!’” (John 2:10, NLT).

Most people are familiar with Jesus’ first miracle, that of changing water into wine. It really was wine, by the way, and there was a lot of it. When he found out from his mother the wine at the wedding had run out, Jesus told the servants to fill up the water jars. These six stone water jars held 30 gallons each, which translates into 180 gallons or 908 bottles of wine. It was good wine too, as this verse shows.

I don’t know about you, but if someone told me more wine was needed at a party, I might grab one or two bottles, and I’d probably hesitate about bringing out the best. But not Jesus. Some might say he went a little overboard, but this just shows the amazing generosity and loving extravagance of our Savior who puts no limits on how much he is willing to do for those he loves.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

2 thoughts on “Jesus’ extravagance”

  1. The first miracle of Christ involved celebration…celebrating an event that He had instituted in Eden. He is for the right type of fun and pleasure. Hav ing lived in Israel I am familiar with the celebratory dancing that Jewish men do at weddings when they put their hands on another man shoulders and form a circle dancing the hora, Jesus did not stand on the sidelines, He joined in the dance. Jesus was a fun person to be around.

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