Up to the brim


Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. ~ John 2:7

The place was full of people. Everybody looked happy as the wedding celebrations went on. The guests knew nothing of what was happening behind the scene. The wine was over. There was no wine to serve the guests. Something had to be done! Amazingly Jesus who was invited for the wedding took control over the situation. Nearby stood six stone water jars, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.

I’m intrigued by the action of the servants. They filled all the six water jars with water right up to the brim. Can you imagine how it must have been to fill six water jars, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons….! It must be time consuming and a trying job. Nevertheless, the servants had complete faith in what God could do over the situation, so they filled the water pots up to the brim. They did not look at the circumstance and limit what God could do. They exercised implicit faith.

Ever wondered what if they had stopped half way, thinking, ‘it’s no good, how can filling up the jars with water help in anyway? What can God do about this?’ What if they decided, ‘Let’s just give up and stop behaving as fools,’ would the water have changed to wine even if the jars were half full?

When sudden unexpected things happen in our lives over which we have no control, how do we react? Are we doubting God’s faithfulness and sovereignty? Do we feel doubtful if things are really going to work, giving up half way? At such times, God expects us to have complete faith in Him. Instead of looking at the circumstances, let’s look to God from whom comes our help. Let’s remember, no situation can limit or hinder God from working, if only we have complete faith.


“Dear Jesus, I come to You. I believe You alone are the one who brings change and transformation. I give my whole life to You. Help me trust You completely. Amen.”

Faith is complete trust with no iota of doubt



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