BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
Scripture Reference – John 2:11
Jesus Christ’s ﬁrst miracle was in a social setting. He, his family and his disciples were invited to a wedding in Cana. Cana is a city in Galilee that represents balance. While at the reception, they ran out of wine. Although Jesus did not feel that it was his time to manifest as the Christ, his mother felt that it was the perfect opportunity to balance needs with provision.
Mary, who represents the unfoldment of the soul, commanded the servants to follow her son’s instructions. He told them to ﬁll the water pots with water and to serve it to the wedding coordinator. The wedding coordinator and the groom agreed that it was the best wine that they had ever tasted. Only the disciples and the servants knew the miracle that had taken place. They knew that between the time they ﬁlled the pots with water and the time that they served it to the wedding coordinator the water was transformed to wine.
Ministry is not about titles or positions. Ministry is about meeting needs. There is no ministry without a need. Often the needs of others in various social environments calls forth the Christ in us to manifest. It is our destiny to reveal Christ to people. The Christ is need activated. The needs in our homes, jobs, schools, neighborhoods and churches are chances for the Christ to reveal itself. Christ is in us, ﬂows through us and functions as us in the universe just waiting to come into expression.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.