Spring and 22, and the crows

It’s officially Spring at the Porter household: I have turned OFF the heat! One advantage of winter is that I can leave my groceries in the trunk all day while I run other errands.  I gladly trade that for sunshine.

I had a weird dream the other night. I wanted to rent a room and the landlady said it was $22 a week. I don’t know why this dream stuck with me; it seemed so mindless. The next day I went grocery shopping and the bill came to exactly $22.  This does not mean I possess a prophecy to share with the world, or that I have some inside information on something. Reminders like this emphasize that God cares about all the small details of my life, as well as the large ones.

The crows. Ah, the crows. They have been stirring up our front “lawn’. Since the previous owner had many trees in the front yard, there was little sunlight getting through, and moss grew where there should be grass. The crows have been pulling up the moss, looking for worms I think, and then spitting the moss back out. I was annoyed at first, but I realized that they are doing us a favor. It’s very easy to rake it up now! We will then put down topsoil and re-seed it. It should look as good as the backyard when it’s done.

While reading this morning, I came across this:

Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” 

For a split second here, I imagine the servants at the wedding thinking, “We’re going to give the master of the feast water?”

And they took it.

Somewhere between here and there, the water turned to wine.

 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”

11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and [a]manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.

John 2:6-11 New King James Version

So the servants were the first ones to see Jesus’ first miracle. In so many stories, God likes to show himself to the “regular” people, and the poor and hurting. That’s opposite of who the “world” thinks is important. 

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