I have weddings on my mind. There is a Royal Wedding on Friday, and I remember the last one so vividly!!! Each class in our school was marched off to a home that had an actual television set and we all sat and watched hours of the crowded streets of London. I was furious, I didn’t want to miss tennis practice!!! This past weekend was our anniversary… eighteen years!!! How did that happen I feel eighteen I can’t possibly have been married that long!!!
And we attended a lovely wedding this past weekend… with all the excitement of a Hood #3 being a flower girl…
And of course there was a sumptuous feast…
God created Marriage and it was good, in Genesis 2:18 God declares it is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. In fact marriage is so good that it was designed to to reflect the relationship between Christ and His Church in Ephesians 5:22 – 32. So at the beginning of time God designed marriage to reflect the relationship between Christ and the Church. Marriage is a sacred and and profound mystery Ephesians 5:32, Paul’s words not mine. And because of that weddings are worthy of celebration and banquets and sumptuous feasts…
And it was the sumptuous feast that got me thinking about about a previous wedding feast, in Cana in the land of Galilee. You can read about that wedding in the book of John 2:1-11. Weddings are important celebrations of a marriage. It was at a wedding that Jesus chose to perform his first miracle and reveal himself to us as a man of miracles. And miracle it was… He changed water into wine and quite literally saved the day. It wasn’t a magic trick and it wasn’t some sort of sleight of hand, water became wine… and no amount of our cooking the books or messing around with water and jugs and pouring and urns can make anyone of us turn water into wine. The witnesses on the scene were literally astonished at the event. The master of the feast called the bridegroom over and said: “Why have you saved the best for last?” It was all part of the generous hospitality associated with wedding feasts. Still today we celebrate the start of a marriage with a wedding and a feast or a reception, call it what you like, it is a celebration of something that is good in God’s eyes.
So when Jesus’s mother Mary asked him to turn the water into wine she did the right thing, she had a problem and she turned to Him. How often do we do the same… If I were faced with the same problem I may have turned to the caterer, or the neighbor, the parents of the couple, or even stressed the groom out and asked him what we should do… but Mary knew to turn to Jesus for a solution. And I am going to carry that lesson with me this week. I know it to be true but I am such a “fixer.” This week I plan to really concentrate not so much on fixing problems that arise but on handing them over to Jesus.
12 Replies to “Sunday Snippet: Lessons From A Wedding Celebration…”
This is such a beautifully written post.
I learned that same lesson this past week . . . Big time. And you know, I feel so much closer to my Savior because of it. Christ is so faithful to His confused “sheep.”
P.S. Glad you got the postcards! 🙂 I feel silly that I forgot to snap a photo of the drawn one; silly mom indeed. Oh well, we hope you enjoyed the “happiness revisited.” 😉
Hay April O, Glad you liked the post… I don’t know I am such a slow learner, I have been in training for years and still I get it wrong!!! Meanwhile, I will take a snap for you of your postcard and send it off at the weekend!!! Lots of love…
Love this post! Your words are beautiful and the pictures of the all the food – amazing! Somebody did a lot of work and it’s fun to ooh & aaah! I am always learning to lay my problems at Jesus feet. He is SO much more competent than I. He wants to take them for us…his yoke is easy and his burden is light. This lesson is a daily reminder for me. Thanks for the great post!
I was going to write how much I love this post but so often when I ‘stop by’ your blog for a visit I think the same thing…. so I guess I should just flat out say how much I LOVE your BLOG! You are such a great writer and I appreciate all of the time and effort you must put into planning and writing each and every post. Thank you so much for the lessons, the smiles and the sharing!
I forgot to say Happy Anniversary!!
My husband and I will be celebrating our 10th at the end of May. How time does fly!
Hay Karen M, Thank you so much, you say the sweetest things, you are such an encouragement!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend… nearly there!!!
Oh, you are SO kind to snap a shot! 🙂 Thank you so much; I will keep an eye out!
And yes, Karen M is right . . . A Happy Anniversary is in order! Congratulations on 18 years!
MMMM, love all the food pics – i noticed the hot cross buns. I think I’ll have one with my tea 🙂
hay Marcia… I love, love, love Hot cross buns, and they are so last week over here, I really miss them already!!! My gang are into mosbolletjies right now… I think I should blog the recipe sometime!!!