The Wedding Guests Were Waiting


The wedding guests were waiting
but all the wine was gone,
so Mary went to Jesus,
“Please help our friends, my son.”
Then Jesus said, “Bring water.”
He turned it into wine,
and thus revealed his power.
It was the first great sign.

The father was a Gentile,
a Roman soldier too,
an enemy and stranger
to any faithful Jew,
but still he begged of Jesus,
“Come heal my dying boy.”
“Believe in me, ” said Jesus.
“He lives to bring you joy.”

When everyone was hungry
and no one seemed to care,
a boy came forward, smiling,
“I have this food to share.”
He gave his bread to Jesus,
his fish, though they were small.
Then Jesus blessed his offering,
and lo, it fed them all!

A mother shows compassion,
a father trusts God’s way,
a child finds joy in sharing–
such are the signs today
that Christ still lives among us
and through love’s faithful deeds,
works miracles and wonders
to meet our deepest needs.