The Wedding at Cana from the perspective of Mara, a servant

The night before Mara changed into her nightclothes and brushed her long brown hair. It had been a long day. Over the past few weeks she had been working together with the other household staff to prepare the wedding feast for the master and mistress’s second eldest son, Ananias.  The preparation for the festivities had … Read More

Sepphora’s (the Bride’s) Perspective Of The Wedding At Cana

(Based on the story of the Wedding at Cana found at John 2:1 – 12) Sepphora stood adorned in her bridal garb.  Her bridesmaids made the final adjustments to her finery. Once they were satisfied with their work, one lit a torch and then the others followed, one by one, carefully and silently. The occasion … Read More

A transformative meeting and an act of service

I was so excited that he had chosen to hold his sedar at our inn.  I had spent the last few weeks ordering and planning for this meal.  I wanted to make sure that Jesus, who had once made me feel so loved when I had felt so rejected, was served as well as he … Read More

Joanna experiences the death and resurrection of Jesus

Joanna’s mind wandered – back to the memories of colorful events that for her had only been experienced in monochrome – outdoor theatre spectacles on the edge of the dead sea, glamorous parties where fine wine and exquisite meals had been prepared and served impeccably by Herod’s seemingly endless staff and servants and time spent … Read More