Materials Needed: towel, two or more cups of water, something to scoop water with (like a measuring cup)
Bible Verse John 2:1-11:
1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My time has not yet come.”
5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[a]
7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, 9and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.
When Jesus asked the servants to fill the jugs of water, they filled them TO THE BRIM. They didn’t fill them up half way. They filled them up until they were almost overflowing. When God asks us to do something, we should do it to the very best that we can. We will be blessed when we complete fully the tasks that God asks us to do.
Has God ever asked you to do anything for him? What was it and do you think you did it the best you could? What will you do next time?
Have the child fill up the cups with water using the scoop. Have them fill the cups to the brim. Place a towel under the cups to help catch spills.
Thank you, God, for asking me to do things for you. I pray that I always do them the best that I can. Amen.