Wedding Miracle

Just two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee (27). Mary, the mother of Jesus, was there.  Jesus and his students had also been invited to the wedding.

During the wedding feast, the wine ran out.  So Mary told Jesus, “They are out of wine.”

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“Mother, is this my concern?” Jesus replied. As Mary stepped away, she said to the household servants: “Do exactly as Jesus tells you.”

There were six stone water jars in the house for Jewish ritual washing.  Each jar was large enough to hold between twenty & thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill these jars with water.”

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So they filled them, and then Jesus told them, “Now take a cup of the water to the man in charge of the feast.” So they took him the water, and he tasted it & found that it had become really good wine!

But he couldn’t understand where the wine had come from.  (However, the servants, who had filled the jars & poured out a cup as Jesus had instructed, knew that Jesus was responsible for changing the water to wine.)

The man in charge of the feast called the bridegroom and said, “People usually serve the best wine first, and after the guests have had plenty to drink, they serve the plain wine. But you are to be commended because you have kept the best wine until now!”

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When Jesus did this first miracle in Cana, his students caught their first glimpse of his power & glory.

Later, Jesus and his mother & other relatives & his students went to the lakeside city of Capernaum and stayed there a few days.

 

(27) John 2:1-12