7/8/20 – The book of John is full of accounts of Jesus’ miracles that are ultimately supernatural signs pointing to who Jesus is and what God and his kingdom is like. Today’s reading starts with a glimpse into Jesus’ first public miracle of sorts as he transforms water into wine… YES wine. In 1st century Jewish culture weddings were a time of celebration and an opportunity to celebrate God’s covenantal love for His people. Drinking wine was a special way of celebrating together and also represented God’s goodness and generosity. If it ran out too early, it was bummer for the guests and often shameful for the hosts. This sign is full of symbolism but one a simple sign to take notice of is how it displays Jesus’ abundant generosity and care.