You may have noticed the wedding theme in our readings today. Isaiah uses the bridegroom and bride in an example of how God feels about us. And the story of the wedding in Cana, John calls it the first sign in the ministry of Jesus.
The weddings got me reminiscing. I've done a few weddings in the 22 years since my first commissioning as lay pastor; 19 to be exact. The first was a joint service with Truman for Matt and Tamara Detert, second was a memorable one, Mark and Nancy Chamberlain and third, my brother-in-law remarried after the death of my sister. A few messages stand out.