Friday 22 July 2022

John 2:1-12

1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” 11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. 12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.

John narrates the first of the great signs performed by Jesus. This sign is a miracle that demonstrates His divinity. At a wedding, a cause for great celebration and joy, something went wrong, and Jesus intervened. In fact, Jesus makes things even better than they had been before. What a powerful parallel to our own state of affairs: In the beginning we lived in the right relationship with God, a cause for great celebration and joy, then something went wrong. Jesus intervened and our lives are forever transformed for the better!

What is also remarkable is that Mary asks Jesus for help. She recognises Jesus not only as her son, but as the Son of God. She asks of Him with a heart that expects and knows He is Lord. We know that through prayer we can ask Jesus for help in our lives. He is our rock in whom we can take refuge. The one who unconditionally loves us!

Jesus, You are the wonderful counsellor and Prince of Peace. May You always be revealed in our hearts as we worship You each and every day. Thank You that You intervene. That through You all things are possible. In Your precious names, Jesus.

Written by Sven Bessesen

2 replies
  1. Sam S says:

    “We know that through prayer we can ask Jesus for help in our lives. He is our *wine-supplier* in whom we can *depend*.” – does this work? Great digest Sven!

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