An Eastern king was seated in a garden. “Show me a sign", said the king, “and I will believe in your God. “Here are four acorns,” said the counselor. “Plant them in the ground, and then for a moment look into this clear pool of water.” The king … More
At the wedding a crisis situation occurs. Since Jewish weddings lasted a week it was necessary for the groom to have adequate provisions. All the wine was used up so Mary turned to Jesus in hopes that He could solve the problem (vv. 3-5). Jesus asks the servants to fill the six water pots (20 to 30 gallons each) which were used for Jewish purification rites (vv. 6-7), before and after meals (Matthew 15:1-2). When they were full, He told them to take some to the master of the banquet (v. 8). When he tasted it, he said it was the best wine they had yet (vv. 9-10). The fact that this was the first miracle proves as false the stories that Jesus had performed miracles as a child.
Dr Ironside says; “It was a wonderful miracle, and yet after all, it was just a duplication of what our Lord Jesus has been doing for ages on ten thousand hillsides, changing water into wine.” It is interesting to note that our Lord’s first miracle was but a spectacular event that everyone witnessed. The only ones who knew what had happened were Mary, the disciples and the servants.
Just like Dr. Ironside said, the Lord is performing miracles every day in my life. I just need to recognize them and praise Him.
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast." So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now." This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. After this he went down to Capernaum, with his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.
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John 1:1-9Snapshots of the Lord’s Life
John 1:10-14Only One Way to Experience Salvation
John 1:15-18The Incarnation of Christ
John 1:19-28John was asked "Why baptize?”
John 1:29-34Jesus The Lamb of God
John 1:35-42The First Disciples
John 1:43-51God Calls Philip And Nathaniel
John 2:1-12Changing Water into Wine
John 2:13-25Jesus Turns Over the Tables
John 3:1-12How to be Born Again
John 3:13-24What does it mean to believe?
John 3:22-30Confusion About The New Birth
John 3:25-36John’s Final Eulogy
John 4:1-15Jesus Meets the Samaritan Women
John 4:16-30It is not Where You Worship But How
John 4:31-42The Harvest is Ready
John 4:43-54Jesus Heals the Nobleman’s Son
John 5:1-15Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
John 5:16-23Jesus Claims to be God
John 5:24-29Four Types of Resurrections
John 5:30-38Jesus’ Witnesses of his Diety
John 5:39-47Blindness to the Truth of the Scriptures