St. Paul Lutheran Church, Runge: Jesus turns water into wine
The Gospel lesson John 2:1-11 presents the first miracle of Jesus-the changing of the water into wine at the wedding festival. Pastor Randal Bruno at the 8:30 a.m. service at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Runge described the miracle as a sign that should help us realize the deeper meaning behind the miracle. From the scripture we know that the wedding occurred on the third day and there were six jars used for ceremonial washing which meant that they were usually unclean vessels that were used for cleaning people's faces, hands, and feet before going into the wedding. What Jesus did was change those unclean vessels now filled with water into the very best wine. We sinners might be considered that sinful vessel that has been cleansed of our sins and made new. God gave his only begotten Son so that we could have life eternal. Christ died on the cross and on the third day rose from the dead. In the Gospel, John wanted us to see so much more than a wedding feast with too little wine and Jesus coming to the rescue. Really He comes to the rescue for all us sinners. May we stay focused on Him in the good times and the bad.
St. Paul Lutheran in Runge invites all to join us for worship services Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. with Adult Bible Study and Sunday School following the service.