A Wedding and a Flea Market

When Jesus is around, everything is different.  Place yourself somewhere to the side in this story, as though you are invisible to all in the scene except Jesus, who sees you and loves you.

It’s a story about Jesus, his mom and close friends going to a wedding.  Weddings in those days were big parties…much longer than the ones that we have today.  Well, the wine runs out… Look at what Jesus does!  Six, empty stone jars just waiting for water in them to become wine.

Next we find Jesus, not at a party, but at the special Passover celebration in the temple.  Jesus changes from the joy he has at a wedding, to the anger at the religious leaders who would make of God’s house like a flea market—right there in the middle, where there was supposed to be a feeling of holiness.    

Ask Jesus to tell you about what these two incidents mean for him and what they can mean for you.  Listen to Jesus.  I suggest you write down what Jesus would say to you: it’s a way of praying!

  John 2:1-42

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
This year in the seasons of Lent and Easter we read selections from the Gospel of John. 

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.