Reflections for Sunday, January 20, 2013

John 2:1–11

“Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him” (John 2:11).

We all have to start somewhere. John tells this intriguing story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding (unique to this gospel) and declares it is the first sign that Jesus performed. It is intriguing, given that running out of wine at a wedding can be a very serious matter, but is hardly life and death. On the other hand, perhaps more than anything else this miracle is a reminder that Jesus comes to share life and celebration and goodness. However we understand the story, John wants us to know that this is the point at which Jesus’ disciples began to believe in him. What are signs and happenings in your life that have caused you to believe in Jesus? What are occasions where you have come to celebrate life a little more fully because of the presence of Christ?

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