w/c 30th January
Our reading this week is John 2: 1 – 11
The Wedding at Cana
2 Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee, and Jesus’ mother was there. 2 Jesus and his followers were also invited. 3 At the wedding there was not enough wine, so Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 Jesus answered, “Dear woman, why are you telling me this? It is not yet time for me to begin my work.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do what he tells you.”
6 There were six large stone waterpots there that were used by the Jews in their washing ceremonies. Each one held about 20 or 30 gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the waterpots with water.” So they filled them to the top.
8 Then he said to them, “Now dip out some water and take it to the man in charge of the feast.”
So they did what he said. 9 Then the man in charge tasted it, but the water had become wine. He did not know where the wine had come from, but the servants who brought the water knew. He called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “People always serve the best wine first. Later, when the guests are drunk, they serve the cheaper wine. But you have saved the best wine until now.”
11 This was the first of all the miraculous signs Jesus did. He did it in the town of Cana in Galilee. By this he showed his divine greatness, and his followers believed in him.
Prayer for the week:
Thank you that Jesus even cared about wine at a wedding.
Thank you for the miracle he performed in turning water into wine.
Thank you that Jesus’ disciples learned to trust him.
Help us to trust you, too.
Song for the week:
We started by thinking about weddings we have been to and what they were like. We thought about how guests and the bride and groom would feel at a wedding if the food or drink ran out. We watched a video about Jesus' miracle at the wedding in Cana (see below).
Jesus performed a miracle to show his disciples who he was and to show them that they could trust him. This was the very first miracle that Jesus performed. There are 37 miracles recorded in the Bible, although John’s Gospel does also say that Jesus performed many more miracles.
Questions to think about at home:
Have you ever donated food to a food bank or helped someone who was going through a time of trouble? Why?/What happened?
Have you ever been on the receiving end of someone else’s generosity? Tell me more!
How do you think the widow and the bride and bridegroom felt when they saw the miracle?
Do you believe God provides for people? Why/why not? In what ways do you think God might provide for people?