We are starting a new Lenten sermon series on the miracles of Jesus.  This first installment, Water into Wine, coincides with our annual Community Ash Wednesday Service that we share with the First United Methodist Church of Plymouth.  On this night, Rev. Linda Cochran shared with us that the Apostle John uses this first miracle to give us encouragement and a foundation for believing in Jesus.  The story of the wedding in Cana is the first sign of Jesus’ ministry.  As he transformed water into wine, so we, too, can be transformed – silently, quietly, and with dignity – from one form to another.  Our lives can be transformed from the commonplace into a life filled with abundance and love.

Based on John 2:1-11.