The story of the wedding at Cana – where Jesus turns water into wine, into exceptionally fine wine, into hundreds of gallons of exceptionally fine wine, into more than enough exceptionally fine wine to keep the party going for days – is a story of abundance. Unlikely abundance, surprising to those in the know, its full depth maybe not even apparent to anyone who only notices the surface of the event.

So says our wonderful pastor. Abundance that is the sign of the presence of Jesus, of Christ.

Like when Our Friend! joins the zoom meeting and we rejoice and ask questions about the new state and the new house and how things are going and that togetherness transforms the morning. Like when we hear beautiful music and realize once again how blessed we are to have talented and dedicated musicians among us. Like when we are happy when someone else is happy, for their accomplishment, and when we grieve when someone else is grieving, for their loss, and when we remind people that they are not alone.

From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

John 1:16

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Image:”Kuldana in March full moon” (detail), Hamza Bin Asim, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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