The scripture for today is John 2:11.
“Jesus did this, the first of His signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.”
Weddings are wondrous events. Even twenty-two years after getting married, I still remember so much from our wedding day. I can only imagine how impactful this initial miracle of Jesus must have been all involved. Jesus saves the day from disaster and showers the new bride and groom with blessings.
As I read this story again, I was struck the phrase '...and revealed His glory'. The word glory reminds me of Moses and the Exodus where God's glory leads the people by a pillar of smoke and fire. Another way to thing of the word glory is simply presence. This first miracle of Jesus is making the world aware that Jesus is more than just a great teacher. God is present in the world in the human form of Jesus. And this is amazing. God present with us. God walking alongside us. God slogging with us through the daily grind of our lives.
We need to remember this presence and celebrate the glory of God in our lives. God is present with us. Always.
Abba, Thank you for sending your Son to walk amongst us and to affirm for us that You are present in our lives. Amen
Chad Ryberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray For - Make us aware of Your presence in the world.