Monday, January 21, 2013
the first of his signs
When you think of Jesus later miracles — walking on water, feeding the five thousand, healing the sick, casting out demons, raising the dead — changing water into wine seems pretty insignificant. But John reminds us that this small miracle to solve a small problem was a very big sign. “This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him”.
The season of Epiphany focuses on manifesting Jesus' glory, on making Jesus known for who He really is. Whether small or large, Jesus never performed miracles for admiration or for the applause of men. His miracles were signs which always pointed ahead to His greatest sign of all, the cross and empty tomb, which points us to Him as the Messiah, the Son of God, the Lord and Savior of all.