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Monday, May 24, 2010

5/24/10 Jesus Blesses Marriage John 2:1-11

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." 4 "Woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My hour has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now." 11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples put their faith in him. (John 2:1-11)

Today I am celebrating my 30th anniversary with my wife.  At thirty years we can look back and see a lot of joy and a lot of sorrow.  I know that Jesus has helped us through some awfully tough times.  I also know that he has added to our joy.  Yesterday we gave our graduates portable labyrinths to remind them life is a journey with one way in and one way out.  Sometimes the wine runs out, and sometimes miraculously the water is turned to wine.  There are different seasons- a time for every purpose under heaven.  As scripture says "Two are better than one."  For me, marriage to Kay is my calling- my life- my joy. Jesus has turned 30 years that would have just been water - into thirty years of wine.  :)

Prayer: Lord, As you blessed the wedding at Cana, help me to honor the marriages of others. 

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