We’re spending a couple of weeks looking at some gospel stories about Jesus’ early ministry. This Sunday, we’re thinking about the very first of Jesus’ miracles recorded in the gospel of John. When we think about all the countless ways that Jesus could have planned to reveal his true nature, turning 180 gallons of water into the best quality wine is actually a very surprising and thought-provoking miracle. Although he didn’t use the words in this context, it reminds me of Jesus’ promise later on in John 10:10: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”.
As we gather this coming Sunday, please take the time to read the passage in advance of the service, and to re-connect with the sense of abundant and joyful life that Jesus offers to us.