A parent knows their child. Even though Jesus was fully God, he was still Mary’s son. He had to be so that he could be fully man. Since there is so much of Jesus’ life that we don’t have recorded, we will never know just how much Mary knew of Jesus’ capabilities before this day. I’d have to imagine that she saw signs of what he could do, but we don’t really know.
What we do know that she didn’t hesitate to ask Jesus to do something about the problem at the wedding. And when Jesus decided to take care of the situation, it was nothing short of amazing. Of course, when contrasted with some of the miracles we will see Jesus do later in his life, it doesn’t seem all that impressive. But, it was.
Jesus turned water into wine. Not grape juice. Not any kind of fruit juice. Water. Water doesn’t ferment. Water is clear. And still Jesus turned it into wine. It’s also amazing that he was able to turn anything into wine in a mater of seconds. If you know anything about wine, you know that the fermentation process takes quite a bit of time, it’s not something hat happens instantaneously. No doubt, the disciples and those helping with the jars knew this too. And that was what was amazing.
And it was good. It wasn’t just some cheap, generic, wal-mart wine…this was the best wine of the evening.
Doing this miracle gave his disciples a reason to believe in him. They saw the behind the scenes footage of what was really going on at the wedding. The guests at the wedding were amazed by the great tasting wine, the disciples had access to the winery.
1Now on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine left.” 4 Jesus replied, “Woman, why are you saying this to me? My time has not yet come.” 5 His mother told the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.”
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washing, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the water jars with water.” So they filled them up to the very top. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the head steward,” and they did. 9 When the head steward tasted the water that had been turned to wine, not knowing where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the cheaper wine when the guests are drunk. You have kept the good wine until now!” 11 Jesus did this as the first of his miraculous signs, in Cana of Galilee. In this way he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.
What is the behind the scenes that Jesus has worked in your life? What are the things that Jesus has done in your life that only you know about and have built your faith in Him?
As you think about that, thank God for the way He has revealed himself to you.
Also, spend some time praying for your 8 to 15, that they may see God do things in their lives that lead them to a faith in Him.