Ten Years ago June 25, 2004 and some bells did ring - cousin Mandy (Miranda, Mom!) did meet Jeff.
So today... we are headed to the Evangelical Lutheran Church to see us all see this EVENT -
GOIN TO THE CHAPEL OF LOVE.... you can sing along!
The Groom takes some amazing pics of Beautiful Mandy with Pam's (Sister of the Bride) son Logan!
While Jeff, reticent, shy (cough) and camera able, takes this pics - know - Mandy is 6 feet tall and did modeling in Milan!
How far back does family go? I can tell you, I remember when I towered over Mandy. She was a little thing. And those where Mighty Fine Days.
How far back does family go...
Well, we could argue that all DNA mitochondrial originates from the same woman outta Africa.
Instead, I think I will take the time to saying our great-grandfather J.L. Wilson lost his Augusta and inscribed on her tomb only one fact - she was his wife Decades later he would sum up his life saying he was her husband.. He missed her and wrote lovingly of her to his children. For decades. She left behind "The Munner lives in Heaven" photo of her. A beautiful photo the photographer had artistically arranged clouds behind her. Pop then planted Crepe Myrtles from their home. The iron fencing is from their home, as well, Pop said,"That look's well." Romantically, when Pop died, Hospice would tell you we get some say in the matter, he died on Munner's Birthday.
And I can tell you that they do not live below, but would Say To You - Pop and Munner have Gone Home.
Speaking of Love.
Now, we all have read John's Gospel of Jesus, whom he personally did walk beside. (See Ryaland Papyrus of John's Gospel 60 A.D. and I'd sign up to live in the Patmos cave with the amazing views!) Mark, Peter's son, did cover that, saying, "They were now on the way up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. The disciples were filled with awe!"
My mother is visiting, she would say "Jesus did the will of His Mom." However, we are going to look beyond the usual and go with the oh - I see that now - factor...
Jesus is attending a Party. With His Family. With His chosen friends and it's going to be memorable. By Paolo Veronese.
On the third day
there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there!
Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with His disciples!
When the wine gave out,
the mother of Jesus
said to him, “They have no wine.”
And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me?!
My hour has not yet come!”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.
Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the steward of the feast.” So they took it.
When the steward of the feast
tasted the water now become wine,
and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first; and when men have drunk freely, then the poor wine; but you have kept the good wine until now!!!”
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested His Glory; and his disciples believed in Him.
After this He went down to Capernaum,
with His mother and His brothers and His disciples;
and there they stayed
for a few days!!!
1st Century Jar from the Second Temple in Jerusalem
Notice with me. Jesus is fulfilling John's first chapter in the second chapter. This is Good News!
Jesus spoke the Word of GOD over water and the water became more desirable and praised. Jesus is the Word of God made manifest.
All things were made through Him! With Him all things are possible!
In Him was life! A Wedding! A Party! A Vacation with Family and Friends! A Miracle! Good Wine and Lots and lots of that! The Spirit of God descends as a dove from heaven, and remains on Him. John explains Jesus by telling us Jesus did not grit His teeth and do life - Jesus is Joy.
Light is Shining! The true Light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. Wow.
This event was born because not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.
And from His fulness have we all received, grace upon grace.
For the law was given through Moses;
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ!
“Behold, the Lamb of God!”
The One we knock and seek to find. Leave the herd. And find the Way, Truth, Life.
May God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers until you become a community of peoples. This quote is from Genesis - and pray this with me for this clan and for His blessings upon all of us, in Jesus we have the privilege of calling upon Him to ask. Amen! Let us go forth equipped to do His will with joy, verve and gusto. Amen and Amen!
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †