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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Epiphany 2

Water into wine. You’d think Jesus’ first miracle would have been a little more spectacular. But this was not some parlor trick to appease some drunkard wedding guests. This was the first of His signs that manifested His glory.

And so in the stone jars used to ceremonially purify people, there becomes wine for the glory of God.

Which glory? The glory that the man Jesus is also true God sent to manifest the glory of forgiveness to His people.

Purified by the washing of water with His Word in Holy Baptism, His disciples confess that “Jesus is Lord,” and they return thanks to Him “in the Holy Spirit”, as they drink the good wine that He pours out for them, which is the new testament in His blood. Water to wine, wine to blood, for your forgivness.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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