John 2:1-11: Washing Water into Glorious Wine

On the third day, a wedding was taking place at Cana in Galilee.  Mary, the mother of Jesus, was there with her Son, with His new disciples.  And to us, the Gospel writer, John, makes the point, telling us that the wedding was on the third day. During creation, the third day was when God […]

Jesus Feeds Us: Mark 8:1-9

When we think about Jesus feeding the multitude, in this case, a crowd of 4,000, we normally pay little attention to the setting.  We stand amazed by what Jesus did.  He multiplied a minute amount of bread and fish to feed an enormous crowd.  But that’s just the obvious part.  If you look at the […]

Epiphany 2: Wedding at Cana

Intro You never get a second chance to make a first impression.  It’s the first minute that’s critical.  That’s why we put on false fronts.  That’s why we try to say the right words, so we won’t have to undo what we think cannot later be undone.  We bring out the good wine first, because […]