1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, "They have no wine." 4 Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come." 5 His mother said to the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it." 6 Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. 7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast." And they took it. 9 When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, "Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!" 11 This beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him.
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This is the story of Jesus turning water into wine. It serves as the first recorded miracle that Jesus performed, and it proved Jesus' mastery over the elements of creation. Once again pointing to the fact that Jesus, "Was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John 1:2,3)
Jesus is at a wedding in Cana and at some point in this human celebration, they ran out of wine. Jesus' mother (Mary) informs Jesus of this problem. What does this tell us about Mary? It tells us that she knew that Jesus had the ability to remedy the situation. You already know why my mother would never inform me a such a problem; because my mother knows that there is nothing that I could do about it. This was not true in the case of Mary. She was confident that her son could perform a miracle and fix the problem.
The human side of Jesus shows through in his typical "son" reaction to a mother who wants to "show off" her son. I can see Jesus rolling His eyes as He declares, "What does your concern have to do with Me?" In typical mom form, Mary just bulldozes through Jesus' objections and instructed the servants to do as He instructed.
Jesus submitted to His mother. (Did you catch that?) Jesus submitted to the wishes of His mother. This tells us a great deal about Christ's attitude of humility. He is not even convinced that it is time for His ministry to be unveiled; and still He submits to His mother.
Jesus gave instructions to the servants. They filled six waterpots with water and Jesus changed the molecular structure of the elements involved. The best wine of the celebration was now served.
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