January 15, 2017 A+D
In the Name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
We have a mystery before us. John calls it a sign. The Lord turns water into wine in the most extravagant of ways – giving vast quantities of the finest quality. Most shocking, perhaps, is that He gives it to those are already well drunk, literally, if the steward is to be believed, intoxicated.
How unexpected and magnificent is this grace! The Lord spoke and all things were made, everything that He commanded was done. Water went into six stone jars. Out came wine. It is a wonderful thing, worthy of faith and praise. It overpowers human understanding: the Lord, true God and man, came to earth to lay down His life and make glad the hearts of men and bless Holy Marriage. On to us men, full of sin, destined to die, was poured water. Yet by His Word the Spirit flowed like wine. We are filled to brim. In goes water, out comes the Spirit, washing away our sins and bestowin