“‘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.

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