John 2: 1-11

On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Nearby stood six stone waterers, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, through the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and the the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

A Thought

Today I have two thoughts about this scripture that come to my mind. First, Jesus’ first miracle took place at a wedding feast showing me the importance of marriage. We as the church will be the bride of Christ at the marriage supper of the Lamb as told in Revelation 19. Secondly, the fact that Jesus chose ceremonial washing pots that the Jews had used for cleansing to turn water into wine. When we take Communion together, the blood of Christ is represented by the fruit of the vine.

Our Prayer

Thank you that you created marriage between man and woman. Praise your name that we can be cleansed by the blood of Jesus. In Jesus’ name. Amen.