Sunday, the name of the sermon was Signs.
When people start talking about signs, they can be talking about all different kinds of signs, but the kind we were talking about were Miracles. The first miracle was actually what we focused on.
When Jesus turned the water into wine.
The first actual "sign" that Jesus was more than just a man. He was with his mother at a wedding feast, when she approached him. She told him they had run out of wine and he should do something. Yet, after she went to him, he was not really interested. He told her his time had not yet come. She then told the servants to do whatever he tells them to do.
But in the end, he told the servants to fill the jars with water. After they were filled he told them to dip some out and take it to the Master of Ceremonies (I guess that's kind of like today's Wedding Planner). It must have been the best wine the man had ever tasted because he called the Bridegroom over and told him how most people serve the good wines first then use the cheap stuff when everyone has already had the good. But he saved the best for last. Imagine that, he saved the best for last.
So in Cana of Galilee Jesus did his first miracle. There he showed his glory, and his followers believed him. John 2:11
So he did it so they would believe. That's what miracles do, or they do for me at least, they make me believe.
This morning on the news there was a story of a lady burried in the rubble of a building in Haiti, someone heard her voice and they tried to dig her out but they didn't have any equipment, so they tried digging her out by hand. They talked to her and she was in pain, she said her fingers were broken and she was thirsty. Could they get her some water. They did and they were able to get her husband who with the help of a mirror got to see his wife. She kept telling him that if she didn't live she loved him.
That's when help showed up and they were able to get her out. As soon as they pulled her out, the first thing she said was "Thank you God", then she sang a song, praising God, and she told the people she felt like she would get out, but she had been there so long she wondered if anyone would find her. She got up and rode away with her husband. It was amazing.
That was a miracle, that was a sign that even today, even in disasters, he lives! He lives, and he still works miracles!