New Wine

Epiphany number three—The Marriage Feast at Cana. John places this event on “the third day.” The number three is a symbol of completion.

Jesus came to give life in this first moment of glory. Notice the signs of non-life—no wine … no wedding festivity. We do not even see the faces of the newly weds. No water is in the huge earthen pots that lie empty, lifeless; there are likely cobwebs among them. There are six—the number of incompleteness.

Jesus moves at the command of his mother. The pots are filled to the brim with water, drawn out as wine. New life flows.

From your emptiness, Jesus longs to draw forth new wine. One condition: “Do whatever he tells you.”

John 2:1–11
Example: Saving the best wine till now v. 10

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Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year C, we generally read from the Gospel of Luke.

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