“Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.”
John uses some important terms again and again: Light, Truth, Love, Glory, Hour
We will look at some events where Jesus talks about this hour…
THE CANA EPISODE: REVELATION OF HIS GLORY
1. God’s Hour
Why did He say “What have I to do with thee?”
A Ministry that is
- Not compelled by need
- Not compelled by passion
- Not compelled by circumstances
- But by the Hour of God
Mary is the earthly mother, but the ministry belongs to the Eternal Father.
He was faithful as a Son (Heb 5)
He was obedient to death (Phil 2)
Dr. Kurien Thomas: I am a servant, but not a servant of men; I am servant of God.
2. Christ’s Glory
Why did He turn the water into wine?
Why didn’t He turn the stones into bread in the wilderness?
Why choose to do this miracle in a remote country like Cana? Why not start in Jerusalem?
Answer: To reveal His glory to His disciples
Some of His miracles were simply just for His disciples
- The Fish net
- The Fig tree
- The Feeding of the 5000
- This one
John 1:17; Rom.3:23; 2Cor.3:13-18; Col.1:27
“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one” (John 17:22)