Jesus Cares about the Small Things
“Jesus cares about the small things.”
I could almost hear the voice speaking into my heart. That was weird for me because I can count on one hand the number of times when God has spoken to me that manner. The number ticked up by one while I read John 2:1-12 during my morning Bible study.
John 2 includes the account of Jesus turning water into wine during the wedding at Cana. My study Bible contains few cross-references or much commentary about this passage, which is problematic to many in the Christian community.
First there’s Mary pestering her son to do something when the wine runs out. It’s the kind of thing moms do, but Jesus’ response shows that one of the parents of God’s own Son was imperfect and very human.
Then there’s Jesus turning water into wine. That’s a miracle the anti-alcohol branches of the Christianity wishes John had edited out of his gospel.
Finally, there’s Jesus going to a wedding. This indicates His approval of marriage. Some believers have a hard time reconciling that truth with Paul’s letters, which reveal he’s not a fan of the institution.
I was thinking about those problematic bits of John 2:1-12 when God spoke to my heart. “Jesus cares about the small things.” That simple truth allowed me to comprehend the passage in a new light.
I understood that Jesus sees the humanity of mothers and grants them a special grace.
I understood that He meets our needs abundantly and with excellence.
Best of all, I understood how Jesus loves to enter into our celebrations.
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Jolene Philo is the author of the Different Dream series for parents of kids with special needs. She speaks at parenting and special needs conferences around the country. She’s also the creator and host of the Different Dream website. Sharing Love Abundantly With Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages® for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities, which she co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, was released in August of 2019 and is available at local bookstores, their bookstore website, and at Amazon.
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