Filled to the Brim

Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. John 2:7 (NKJV)

Have you heard the story of Jesus’ first miracle?  It was almost like a tea party. He was at a wedding at Cana when they ran out of wine.  His mother Mary came to Jesus and said, “They have no wine.”  Now, why did Mary tell Jesus that? Did she know He could do something about it?  Perhaps all those things she pondered in her heart so many years led to this moment.

Mary was pretty sure of herself, simply telling the servants to do whatever Jesus said. That’s good advice for all of us!  Well, Jesus told the servants to fill six stone waterpots to the brim with water.  After they had done that, He told them to scoop it up and take it to the master.  It was the best wine he had ever tasted. What a miracle!

But I noticed a few things about this story.  First, Jesus told the servants to fill the pots to the brim.  Do you think that message is also for us? Should we fill our TEA CUPPs to the brim each day with God’s Word so His miracles can happen?  I think so! Don’t drink just a half cup, fill your heart to the brim!

Another point I noticed was there were only six waterpots.  Often in Bible stories, the number seven is used to show perfection.  Where was the seventh waterpot? Jesus is the seventh water pot! Or, rather, the first to make seven.  Jesus is the Living Water who gives us eternal life.

Today’s TEA CUPP:  Read Jesus’ first miracle in John 2:1-12.  Fill your TEA CUPP to the brim with God’s Word and pour out your heart to Him in prayer.  Be prepared for a miracle (though sometimes miracles take time)!

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38 (NKJV)

Scripture from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.