• Rev Luis A. Fernandez

Each day I wake up, one of the first things I do to start my day is to prepare coffee for my wife and I. For years now, my family has received dozens of coffee cups as gifts for all sorts of festivities. A matter of fact, if you were to go into my kitchen cabinets right now you will find an array of beautifully decorated coffee cups for any occasion. But, it is not the coffee cup that necessarily stirs up our early morning, but rather the taste of that which is contained within the cup that ignites our days for the past 20 years.


The Bible teaches us that on a special day - a wedding ceremony was taking place in a particular city. The host and guests were concerned by the lack of wine not present because it could have ended all the anticipated celebration in a sobering manner. Noticing that there was an opportunity to meet the needs of others - Christ resorted to gazing his eyes on six empty stone jars. These jars were designed by its potter for a particular purpose but were found empty, neglected, and adorning space rather than being utilized. When requesting that some servants fill these stone jars with water, it was miraculously turned into wine.


Aren’t we similar to these stone jars? Hardened by trials, drained by circumstances, and sometimes lacking purpose? But, the miraculous occurs when God pours the freshwater of His Word into our empty vessels, and converts our lack into plenty, our aimlessness into purpose, and our sadness into joy (wine).

Six Stone Jars!


John 2:6-9


6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.


8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine.


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  • Rev Luis A. Fernandez

The most encouraging words a mentor can offer a student desiring to enhance their skills in any area of life is “come, and follow me”. You and I can not achieve our greatest potential by building on the walls of our personal paradigms. Nor can we see any solution to a problem through the lens of inexperience. But, sometimes it requires the assistance of a seasoned “player” to teach us in minutes - what it has taken them to learn in years.


Just imagine being stuck on an island unable to dream beyond the shores. Waking up every day noticing the planes flying by - without ever having the opportunity to sit on a Boeing 747 or in a Cessna single-propeller plane. There are times in our lives when we feel as though we have reached a dead end. And, if given any opportunity to journey beyond the shores we would “jump on it, on a heartbeat.”

The Bible teaches us that God is always extending an invitation to those who are willing to follow. But, it does require that we learn to surrender the keys to the driver seat of our plane, in order for us to rest on the passenger side of His cockpit.


You and I could never learn to lead - until we learn to follow.

Mark 1:16-18

16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.


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  • Rev Luis A. Fernandez

One Word from the mouth of God is greater than 10,000 words spoken from the best orators on earth. For the words of earthly men may only stimulate us for a moment. But, the Word of God will bring forth life, transformational power, and a light unto the feet of all men. When the cochlea echos the sounds of truth, and that truth vibrates to our heart - it has the power to heal and even set a person free from anything that may be binding them.


Truth is not subjective, nor are God’s Words simply impressions. But, rather it is a person called Christ. For nothing can speak unless it has a mouth. And, if it has a mouth - it has a face. And, if it has a face - it has a body. And, if it has a body - it is a person. And, if it is a person - then He has a personality. And, if He has a personality - then He has a purpose and a will.


Did you know that God is more than a celestial being somewhere in the universe? He is more than an unseen spirit that roams the earth. But, rather He is a person who desires to be known, and be heard by those who are willing. Receive One Word today.


Believe!


John 1:1-4


1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


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