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Once Upon a Tuesday

Posted by kelvinbueckert on September 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM

John 2:1-11

 

Perhaps at the beginning of a new school year Tuesday after Labour Day will become memorable as we look at what happened Once Upon A Tuesday.

 

Sunday is the first day of the week, therefore Tuesday is the third. Today it is becoming less common to hold weddings on Saturday. Apparently in Jesus’ day a wedding could also be any day of the week. This Tuesday a wedding was taking place in Cana.

 

We are pretty familiar with the story. Jesus, along with His mother and disciples attended the feast as invited guests. Who were the bride and groom? That detail is not recorded, nor is the account of this wedding, in any of the other gospels. Why was it important to John?

 

John’s gospel is the most theological, written to everyone with the focus on the deity of Christ. In recording this first miracle, John noted “He [Jesus] thus revealed His glory”. The miracle, itself, was quietly done – a lot of water suddenly tasted like wine. Not just any wine…the governor of the feast was astonished at its quality (2:9-10). Note that whatever God creates He will pronounce it “Good” (Genesis 1).

 

Jesus was very confident. Immediately after the men had drawn the water, as He told them to do, He instructed them to take it to the master of the feast. His mother’s faith was rewarded. When she discovered the wine had run out she told the servants to do whatever He told them to do (2:5).


At the end of His earthly ministry Jesus proclaimed that all authority had been given to Him in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18). However, on this Tuesday no one understood exactly who He was. Those disciples He had called (John 1) weren’t entirely sure why they were following Jesus. His call was compelling, but they hadn’t seen any of His miracles, nor had they heard Him preach, when they left everything to follow Him (Luke 18:28).


John tells us that this miracle was the beginning of the disciples trusting in Jesus “and His disciples put their faith in Him” (2:11). God knew they needed a visual! They had never seen anything like it! Just imagine what it would have been like to be there that Tuesday! For us today the Holy Spirit is our guide. The Apostle Paul gives us insight: “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons/daughters of God…..The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children” (Romans 8:14, 16).

 

Reflection:

Can you describe the glory of Jesus?

What is it about Jesus that caused you to follow Him?

Did you need a “visual” to recognize His deity?

Perhaps Tuesday might become a special day when we remember Jesus’ glory.


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