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ARE MY PRAYERS TOO AVERAGE?

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Are My Prayers too Average? When you feel like God doesn't hear your prayers | Christian inspiration

I used to think God would never move in the smallness of my life because it was just that -- small. Ordinary. Average.  

In my mind Jesus was great and glorious and subsequently, unable to understand, relate, or meet me in the context of my life. I didn't think Jesus could be God/friend/savior of my "todays." In John 2, Jesus attends a wedding with his mother, and some friends approach him complaining about the lack of wine. Jesus uses this opportunity to perform his miracle. He asks them to fetch six jars and fill them to the brim with water. He turns that water into wine, and instructs those same men to give them to the wedding guests.

Jesus' first miracle was turning water into wine.

Think about that for a second. He did not save a life, heal a leper, cure cancer, or even explicitly bring salvation. He just saw a friend in distress, and met that need.

So maybe it is bigger than that. Bigger than wine, bigger than water.  He saw a friend's need, and met it, revealing his role as a friend and a provider. Maybe the reason he chose this to be his first miracle is because God wanted to remind us he is our friend and provider, too.

I think we can extend this truth into our own lives. Jesus has that same heart for us. He sees the small needs of our lives, he hears our worries (both big and small), and then he responds to them. He doesn't disregard or dismiss, but he sees them and meets them. And sometimes, he performs minor miracles.

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