Big Little Things

John 2:7-11
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

It was, in the grand scheme of things, a small thing that had happened. This wasn’t healing a leper, making a blind man see, or raising someone from the dead. It wasn’t a life-or-death thing, but a drink at a wedding feast. It did matter to the people there, though. It was something Mary was concerned about. Surely the bridegroom appreciated it, though I wonder if he even knew what had happened or what Jesus had done. The servants were surely amazed and maybe even relieved that they didn’t serve the governor of the feast some dirty water. But at the end of the day, the party went on and then everybody went home.

But there was something even more subtle that happened besides that unseen transformation of water. Something began to shift in the hearts of Jesus’ disciples. They’d gotten a glimpse of His glory, wrapped up in the ordinary nature of this rabbi from Galilee. If they weren’t paying attention, they may have even missed it. But if they looked on with curiosity and wonder, surely they began to realize there was something extraordinary about Jesus.

The Bible says that because of this mostly unnoticed miracle, Jesus’ disciples believed on Him. And that was really the key anyway. The smallest workings of God can impact our lives in big ways, especially when the end result is greater belief, trust, and understanding. Any work of God reveals His power and goodness to us. Our faith is mostly going to grow in the ordinary, everyday moments of life, those private and personal needs that are met that no one else ever knows about, answers to prayer, an unexpected blessing. And if we are willing to see those things as they are and see Jesus for who He is in those moments, we can’t help but know Him better and believe on Him more. So don’t discount the little things that draw you closer to Jesus.