Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Epiphany Continues: The Wedding Feast at Cana
In the season after the Epiphany, we seek Christ's revelation. This past week's passage from from the book of John tells the story of Christ's first miracle at the Wedding in Cana when Jesus turns water into the needed wine.
Bobby Gross in Living the Christian Year writes, "If nothing else [this miracle] reveals Christ's humanity--he revels with friends at a wedding--and underscores the earthy goodness of creation--wine to gladden the heart!...This extravagant, gracious gesture foreshadows a greater glory--a messianic abundance--yet to be revealed...Jesus reveals his glory--his authority and power and love--in the place of worship, yes, but also inside a home, out in a front yeard, down by the riverside and in the midst of a wedding. It's in these everyday contexts that he invites belief..." (p. 102-103).
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
*Image of the Wedding Feast and many other works of art depicting this scene can be found at
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