The story of Jesus turning water into wine in John 2 shows us something about Jesus’ grace. God is a holy God but yet, he is loving and merciful enough to engage in the earthly and common things in this world. God humbly comes into our world, uses a common object (water jugs used for cleaning) and uses it for a holy purpose
“Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, 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.” (John 2:6-9)
This shows us a few things about God. First, God who did not need to become human did become God incarnate in the humanity of Jesus Christ. He did this to transform a sinful people into a holy people. If God can transform water into wine, then He can surely transform a common unholy person into a holy person. This gives all of us hope.
Second, the earthly secular things of this world, like the water jugs he used when he turned water into wine shows that he is willing and able to take what is common and use it for his divine purpose. As vessels of God, He can make us holy and sanctified, and be used for his purposes. No one is beyond the reach of God who can pull us up from the deepest and darkest muck.
Third, God has the miraculous power in this earthly world to transform all of this world’s material things (organic and inorganic). God is omnipotent, all-powerful, and unlimited in His potential
Today, millions of lives have already been miraculously turned around and have come into the kingdom of God from lives that have been totally messed up. Even if a person were the worst and greatest of sinners, Christ has the desire and power to come into one’s lives (justify us), clean us up (sanctify us), and still use us for his kingdom’s purpose (missio Dei). This is why God’s love for us is eternal, and amazing.
God also has a plan for each of our lives. When we are feeling down, hopeless and useless, we needn’t stay down. Don’t give up hope because God has never given up on you. You are God’s vessel if you allow him to come into your life, cleanse you and transform you for his purpose. This was always God’s divine plan for humanity. He does this because He loves you and cares for you. If you welcome Jesus into your life and receive God’s forgiveness of your sins, then you have just become God’s child. Follow Jesus. Find a local church, learn more about Jesus, and begin worshiping the Lord together with God’s holy people.