Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
I have never been able to find any significance to the account of the marriage feast in John 2. This morning, I read again the portion of scripture and suddenly I saw. The steward of the marriage feast said to the waiter who brought him the water-now-wine, "Everyone first serves the good wine, and when people have drunk that, then brings out the not as good. But you have served the best last." (my paraphrase) The writer inserts the comment, "This first sign Jesus performed in Cana..."
Ok, so Jesus can perform miracles, what is the point? This has always been as far as my understanding went. The sign is and the point is that the best has been served last. The law and prophets were seen as "good wine" by all the Jews, but the coming of Jesus, the prophet like Moses whom all must hear if they have any part in the people of God, the coming of Jesus is the superb wine that displaces and overshadows the old. Those "in charge" don't know where it came from.
I am sure there is more here. Anyone else have insight on this?
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