The Wedding Miracle

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: and both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,  and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

John 2:1-11

We are not absolutely certain that Mary knew Jesus could perform a miracle to help the problem of no wine, but she at least felt like He had a way to fix it that no other person had.

When Mary asks Jesus to help, He gives His mother a mild rebuke much like when he was twelve years old and remained behind in the temple. But His response to Mary also suggests that He understood that she wanted Him to perform a miracle. He declares that it was not yet time for everyone to witness His power and see who He was.

Mary’s response, to me, tells us that she understood that Jesus was willing to provide wine miraculously but not in a public way. Therefore, she told the servants privately to do whatever Jesus told them to do.

We all know what happened next. Jesus turns water into wine, and not just a little bit of water. It was gallons and gallons of it. And, apparently, it was some of the best tasting wine the governor of the feast ever had!

Which only makes sense. Shouldn’t the Creator of water be able to take that life sustaining substance and make the best wine ever?

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