What Is A Sign
This Sunday we’ll explore these words spoken by the mother of Jesus. It appears as though Jesus is not ready, but his mom sees and expects something more. Maybe God does too. Mary knows the whole story. She recognizes the power.
But this act is so much more than a mom and insecure or unprepared son. This is the part of the story that becomes defining as does what follows. It’s so much more complex than we first imagine; we find ourselves immersed in the emotions; of embarrassment, of signs, of wonders, of abundance, of quality, of beginnings and ends, of normal to superb. It’s a sign, and what is a sign?
Look on the freeway between the Auburn cutoff of I-5 and Fife. Signs line the road. A sign is there to tell you something specific; a special, a sale, a product, something you can’t miss. Yup, this sign is similar. This is the thumbnail overview of why this Son is here. It’s a sign that defines something special, something offered, something you better not miss. Again, it is also the thumbnail sketch of what our role is in the story; the role we can and must play, and notice that it begins on the third day. To prepare please read John 2:1-12.