Daily Worship

Celebrating: joining in with all our hearts

October 18, 2012 0 0

John 2: 1 – 10

​Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.”

Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.” She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.”


Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with water.” And they filled them to the brim.


“Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host,” Jesus said, and they did.


When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn’t know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom, “Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you’ve saved the best till now!”

​Are there some foundational values which we share with all our brothers and sisters worldwide, regardless of creed, colour or culture? This week we will explore through scripture and prayer some of the foundational values true to the Christian life and community: belonging, encircling, trusting, celebrating, accepting, challenging, letting go….

Celebrating God: when the time is right, may our feet dance with joy, our voices sing with praise, our hands clap for fun, and our hearts leap in love. For all in our families, in our homes, and in our communities, we give thanks. For all opportunities for celebration, glory and praise, we give thanks. And for the gift of laughter and love, we give than now and always. Amen.

written by Ruth Harvey