Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Water Into Wine


John 2:1-12 The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” 5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, 8 he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.

9 When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”

11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

12 After the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples.


It seems odd to see Jesus being reluctant to do his first miracle, it seems that he didn't have any interest in doing it at all, maybe he was honoring his moms request just out of respect.

Anyway he decides to make wine and you know that he could have just spoke the wine into existence but instead he chose to have the water pots that were standing nearby filled with water first and then changing the water into wine. Jesus didn't even touch the pots, he just gave the servants the directions.

In this story we see the human and the Divine side of Jesus. He is probably enjoying the wedding party just as much as anybody and then he is asked to do perform a miracle. We know that Jesus came to earth as a man but we often forget about the emotions and feelings that go along with it.


I will remember that my Savior was fully God and yet he was fully man and that being fully man means that everyday he dealt with the same problems that we deal with and yet he was victorious through every circumstance.


Thank you Lord for coming down to earth and becoming my great High Priest.

Hebrews 2:17 Therefore, it was necessary for Jesus to be in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. He then could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. 18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and temptation, he is able to help us when we are being tempted.