On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.
1. What time/experience/person do you think of when you think of joy in your life?
2. The past two years have left most of us restless; how has it pushed you started to search for joy/security/control?
3. Eternity is described in Rev. 19 as ‘the wedding feast of the lamb’ – what about that description is exciting?
4. When have you tried to recreate the circumstances that produced joy in the past?
5. Spend a few minutes thinking of recent time you were joy-full – ask Jesus to help you see that earthly joy as a window into eternal joy. It is an opportunity to give thanks for the taste of eternity.