Featured Passage: John 2:1-11 (CSB)
THE FIRST SIGN: TURNING WATER INTO WINE
2 On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’s mother was there, and 2 Jesus and his disciples were invited to the wedding as well. 3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’s mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”
4 “What does that have to do with you and me,, woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 “Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.
6 Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained twenty or thirty gallons.
7 “Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the headwaiter.” And they did.
9 When the headwaiter tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom 10 and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people are drunk, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.” 11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
A Mothers suggestion can create big changes. This happened to Jesus who was attending a Wedding when the unthinkable happened, they ran out of wine. The story in today’s scripture is a simple one but it has many moving parts. We see a Wedding, Jesus’ presence, how he deals with family, and how Jesus deals with problems. This is an amazing story that really demonstrates the incarnation of Christ in a profound way. We see all at once the human son and friend, yet we also see God in the flesh all in Jesus.