FREERANGE FRIDAY: CONSIDERING THE CELEBRATION

Godspacelight | 10/12/2018 | Staff
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On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

Mother - Servants

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

Master - Banquet

Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, and 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 and 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.”

Jesus - Cana - Galilee - Signs - Glory

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.

Celebration

Considering the Celebration:

After reading this passage, I wonder what day the wine ran out? Our weddings in America aren’t usually multiple day affairs. But in Jesus’ day, weddings could be an entire week of celebrating, and include the entire village. Am I paying attention to the people around me? Am I paying attention and watching for the wine to run out? Am I paying attention and noticing when others need help? Am I willing to do what it takes to help the celebration continue? How...
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