Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cana Wine

 New Day’s Dawning - Sunrise on the Sea of Galilee
.July 5, 1979

No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment; otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 

But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 
( Luke 5: 36-38)

( from a wall plaque in the small church foyer )
Cana of Galilee, Israel
July 6, 1979

"Cana proclaims to us that Jesus is the Lord Almighty
Who turns water into wine
Who can still today, by one word, transform anything:
Sorrow into joy,
Mountains of difficulty into straight paths.
Do we bring our needs to Him?"

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 

Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. 

When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now. (John 2: 1-10)

The Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; 
( Job 42:12a)