So they filled them to the brim.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many details in the Bible?

Those specific little facts are there for a reason.

“Fill the jars with water, so they filled them to the brim.” John 2:7 Why?

When I directed the vacation Bible school I thought it would be good to have a play with the children using Jesus’ miracle of changing the water to wine. (John 2:1-11) I secretly put some kool-aid in the bottom of the container. The children brought the water and filled the containers. It splashed and mixed. When the kids poured out the water that had become purple drink, they jumped up and down, laughed, and shouted. That was a big, fun surprise.

So I did the same in Africa. I made a syrup using kool-aid and put some in the bottom of all the large, clay jars. The children poured the water, and they lifted out a cup of red wine. There were shouts, laughter, and jumping up and down. Again, it was so much fun.

Often we overlook the details in God’s Word. Why was it important that the jars were filled to the brim? So the miracle would be a genuine one. There could be no room in the jar for a mixture, syrup or powder to be added.

Jesus used only water to make the wine. No local additives.

“And the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.” (John 2:9)

“These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31)

Every detail in God’s Word is there for a reason; to believe, learn to trust God, and increase our faith.



About celestecharlene

I served as a medical missionary in West Africa for thirty years treating the sick and establishing health clinics in rural neglected areas.
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