The exchange between Jesus and Mary at Cana takes us right into the substance of the gospel.
Jesus knew the Bible, and he used David's words to foretell the kind of battle he came to fight and the kind of victory he came to win.
Tell me that God’s love doesn’t demand the willingness to lose everything and, in fact, does take quite a lot.
These were not token women. They were essential participants in the fulfillment of God’s promises to Abraham and David.
All the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in a baby who couldn’t speak.
While we may not feel the impact of silence for generations and to one day hear the news of the Messiah being born, we do have the promise of Jesus’ presence.
In valuing Christ we devalue all else for this object of our love, the treasure.
The life of faith is difficult. But there is a joy waiting for us beyond all comparison.
We have died to sin in his death and are now alive to God in his resurrection.
Ashamed friend: look to the shamed one on the cross and know his shame was for you. His shame was so that you might not be ashamed, that his welcome would overcome the world’s rejection.