Obey His Commands
 
By J. H. Jowett

    "Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim" (John 2:7).

    Our Lord always demands our best. He will not work with our second best. His gracious "extra" is given when our resources are exhausted. We must do our best before our Master will do His miracle. We must "fill the waterpots with water." We must bring "the five loaves and two fishes." We must "let down the net." We must be willing to "be made whole," and we must make the effort to rise! Yes, the Lord will have our best.

    Our Lord transforms our best into His better. He changes water into wine. He turns the handful of seed into a harvest. Our aspirations become inspirations. Our willings become magnetic with the mystic power of grace. Our bread becomes sacramental, and He Himself is revealed to us at the feast. Our ordinary converse becomes a divine fellowship, and our hearts "burn within us" (Luke 24:32) as He talks with us by the way. And our Lord ever keeps the best wine until the last.