So, Jesus had now completed the preparation for ministry and change. Knowing God does nothing by chance, it is very telling that Jesus used a wedding and wine to make His formal introduction. As we read the passage, one could think that the first miracle was a coincidence, and that Jesus was simply honoring His mom by doing this miracle.
The truth is, Jesus was about to start changing a number of the paradigms the Jewish people had formed about His Father, Adonai. The idea of changing water into wine at a wedding feast shows many great attributes of the Father. Jesus had compassion for the family of the bride. In their culture, such things as running out of food or wine at a celebration would cause a life of shame. It would signify poverty, or callousness to the friends and family. Jesus had compassion and saved face for the family.
Additionally, God was sending the signal, I am not a mean, silent, or uncaring God. Instead, I love to celebrate. This is a time of restoration, so let’s celebrate. As Jesus would remind His followers at a later time, we do not fast and mourn while the groom is here, that comes later after He is gone.
Finally, Jesus wanted to communicate His Father’s attention to the lives of those He loves. Think of it, He started with a miracle of provision. Jehovah Jirah, God our provider. God cares for the needs of HIs chosen. there are no needs that are too great or small. Saving face for a family is not off limits, restoring community, not out of line. God cares about all of it!
In our lives, we sometimes think that we cannot pray for the little things, we do not want to trouble God. Jesus was showing us that there is nothing too small for a child to ask their Father. He hears us and will protect, prepare, and provide for the needs of those He has chosen! Sometimes, the ask seems silly, but usually those are the things that seal our confidence that God hears our prayers!
God Bless You
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,[a] 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.[b]
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.