John 15:5 –“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who remains with me and I with him will bear abundant fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
John 2:1-11 – “On the third day there was a marriage feast in Cana, a city of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there.2 And Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the marriage feast.3 And when the wine decreased, his mother said to Jesus, They have no wine.4 Jesus said to her, What is it to me and to you, woman? my turn has not yet come.5 His mother said to the helpers, Whatever he tells you, do it.6 And there were six stone jars placed there for the purification of the Jews, which could hold several gallons each.7 Jesus said to them, Fill the jars with water; and they filled them up to the brim.8 Then he said to them, Draw out now, and bring it to the chief guest of the feast. And they brought it.9 And when the chief guest tasted the water that had become wine, he did not know whence it had come; but the helpers knew, who had drawn the water. Then the chief guest called the bridegroom10 And said to him, Every man at first brings the best wine; and when they have drunk, then that which is weak; but you have kept the best wine until now.11 This is the first miracle which Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee, and he showed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.”
Jesus Christ came to be and wants to be our LORD and Savior! He wants to be the LORD of our marriages, homes, families, jobs, businesses, churches, etc. He wants to be LORD OF ALL. If He is, then there is the open door for lasting peace and blessing. If He is not the spiritual head then try as we may, we will never experience all the blessings He desires to bring. He said, “Without Me, you can do nothing.”
The First Miracle that Jesus did was performed at a wedding feast. It was the first link in a chain of irrefutable evidence of the Deity of Jesus and the manifest Power of God. The miracle addresses the Power of God in the area of human need. We must remember that Jesus not only came to be our LORD but our example and “as He is, so are we in this world.”
I do not know who was getting married, but I know that Jesus, His mother, and His disciples were all present. It could have been a relative and the fact that His mother appeared to have some responsibility in the festivities suggests it could have been. This account is found in the first eleven verses of John Chapter Two.
The presence of Jesus at the wedding feast indicates at least three things.
- He Was Invited.
- He accepted the Invitation.
- He was sociable and enjoyed visiting with the guests.
The presence of Jesus was the most important fact of that gathering. That is true of any gathering. However, until the crisis, His presence was relatively unnoticed, and he was able to intermingle in obscurity. His presence there is the reason we know about the story. We do not know the names of the people being married. The miracle affords us a clear opportunity to observe what happens when Jesus takes over.
Does that interest you? I hope so because I am going to pause here and pick this up in the next devotional. I hope you will think about what happens when Jesus takes over until we come together again on the morrow.
God bless you as you enjoy this wonderful day in Him!