We often reprint prior devotions that now reflect on the coming lectionary texts. This is a reprint from a devotion originally published on June 24, 2013.
Personal Reflection: Reflect on this quote from Rusty Berkus: "There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential."
Reading: John 2: 1-12 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: June is a big month for weddings. I know many people who tied the knot this month. I don't know how the tradition of having weddings in June started but I would suspect it has something to do with warmer, summer weather.
Weddings mark the start of a new life together for two people. They are joined and become one. Jesus also began a new life at a wedding. The wedding at Cana was where Jesus performed his first miracle. It was there that He revealed His glory and the disciples believed in Him.
The next time you attend a wedding remember what Jesus did in Cana. He provided what the wedding guests needed. He provides what we need today.
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