Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Please turn to John 2, verses 2-11. Thankee.
A short time before Passover that year, a wedding took place at Cana
in Galilee. Among the guests at this glorious affair, were Jesus, his mother, and the disciples. The celebrants, danced, feasted,
and drank wine until there was no more wine.
Once the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him,
Son, we have no more wine.
Always the polite son, Jesus responded thus,
Ma, it is not my place..........
His mother was Jewish and therefore she interrupted him, tapped her foot firmly a number of times, then gave Him THE LOOK. At once, turning to the servants, she demurely smiled and told them to do whatever Jesus might ask of them.
Nearby stood six stone water jars ordinarily reserved for ceremonial washing, each of which held from twenty to thirty gallons of water.
Jesus then said to the servants,
Go to the well and fill the jars with water. Once you have done so, draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.
The servants did so, 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 and said,
It is to be expected that the choice wine is served first and then the cheaper wine is brought out after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the very finest wine until now.
This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee, and by doing so revealed His glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.
Bow your heads, please.
Amen. Go in peace.
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