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Eating w/Jesus, Part #1: Surprise

14 Jun

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It is amazing how often food and meals play an important role in the Gospel narratives. Food is often the backdrop for the narratives… and also often tell a story themselves.  

Interestingly, the first miracle recorded in the Gospels takes place at a wedding banquet celebration (John 2:1-11):

1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

 4“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My time has not yet come.”

 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

 6Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.supsup[

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “Eating w/Jesus, Part #1: Surprise

  1. John

    June 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    <p>My observations. 1. A Wedding – rich imagery that just wont let go in the Bible. 2. His time has not yet come. (A reference to his death and resurrection.) Jesus dies in this story. To what does Jesus die? His plan, the Fathers plan? All of it? Doesn’t really matter. Things happen when Jesus dies. 3. He dies to keep the party going. His Glory is revealed in the extremes he will go to in order to party! Got to love this guy. 4. No one get’s why as it doesn’t make sense, but it doesn’t matter. Who wouldn’t want to hang out with a guy who turns jugs of water into WS100 wine. Hell yea!</p>

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