Pilot Knob Lutheran What is Love? 8/30/2023
It is interesting to note that Jesus’ first recorded miracle was changing water into wine at a wedding celebration. Jewish weddings were elaborate events with a great deal of excitement celebrating the promises and union of a man and a woman who pledge their lives to each other and promises to each other, and their faithfulness to God.
Jesus was invited to that wedding and he had a key role in preventing embarrassment of running out of wine. Jesus needs to be invited today to every wedding not to perform a miracle of sorts, but to be the focal point of the union and that of the couples lives and marriage. Why exclude the one who instituted marriage in the first place.
Note also at the end of time, when Jesus returns, he comes as a groom to receive his bride, the church. Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. His bride are not people who attend church, but people who truly know Jesus Christ as savior. Those with a living faith in Jesus as their redeemer. What a celebration that will be, not for a day or week, but all eternity.
Last Saturday our daughter was married to a fine Christian man that the Lord brought together. Jesus is the mainstay in their relationship which will be the glue that will keep them together. It was a simple celebration that all enjoyed and there was no need for a last-minute miracle for God provided everything ahead of time: music, servers, photographer, food, tent, other amenities and so much more. We are truly grateful for all who attended and participated. It was a very small glimpse of what God’s people look forward to when our heavenly groom comes for us and takes us to the unending heavenly reception. Hope to see you there.
Pr. Bob Snitzer
By the Way:
September 3, 9:00 AM Morning worship and Holy Communion. Sermon: 1 Samuel 3:1-14 God Calling.
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