22 January 2012

Homily for Epiphany 2

[From last week, the Second Sunday after the Epiphany. Apologies for life getting in the way!]

On the Second Sunday after the Epiphany we hear the account of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11). It's a fascinating combination of Jesus revealing Himself as the Messiah who ushers in the age of hills dripping with sweet wine (Amos 9) and doing so at a run of the mill wedding. Some try to say that a preacher best proclaims this text without preaching so much on marriage - focus instead on the Epiphany theme of Jesus revealing Himself in order that His disciples may believe in Him. But Luther used the occasion to preach on God still turning water into wine even in the household. So why not both? After all, Jesus is "Still Turning Water Into Wine" in our midst - in both our households and in His Church.

To listen to "Still Turning Water Into Wine," click here and download the audio file.

No comments:

Post a Comment