Slow, steady, deep inhale through the nose, hands on stomach to feel your belly rise.
Slower, steady, deep exhale through the mouth.
Repeat the breath and say FULLNESS as you breathe in.
Say PEACE as you breathe out.
Breathe in, FULLNESS. Breathe out, PEACE.
One more time, allowing your body to reflect your heart’s desire and mind’s focus to pause with the Holy One.
The headwaiter called the groom and said, “Everyone serves the good wine first. They bring out the second-rate wine only when the guests are drinking freely. You kept the good wine until now.” This was the first miraculous sign that Jesus did in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
The last verse in today’s passage says it all: Jesus revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. Jesus acted, and they responded. The proof is in the pudding.
We live in an era where everything is put to the test. Skepticism is valued, and evidence required. It’s a measured approach to life, and a good one to practice. This also applies to faith. While the disciples in today’s passage didn’t directly ask Jesus for help, I wouldn’t be surprised if some secretly wondered about Jesus doing something. Perhaps one disciple (but probably more) needed proof that his decision to leave behind everything familiar to follow this new leader from Nazareth was worth it. Maybe what he needed was some evidence that Jesus truly was the Anointed One. Of course, this is all speculation. But I think we have more in common with the disciples than not.
More importantly, thanks be to the Holy One, who reveals glory and grace so that we may trust and believe that Light is, in fact, still with us.
Open my heart, mind, and spirit to your glory today, Lord.
Help me to see your Spirit of Love at work in the world so that I might trust and believe that you are who you say you are.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
May God the Creator bless you and keep you safe today.
May Jesus the Christ smile upon you and be gracious towards you.
May the Spirit of Life lead you in the path of wisdom and peace.
And all of God’s people say: Amen!