John, Chapter 2

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Jesus Performs His First Miracle in the Galilee

1And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. 6And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.(John 2:1-11)

Jesus comes with his mother to a wedding in Cana, a village close to Nazareth. When the wine at the banquet eventually runs out, Jesus instructs servants to fill six jars with water and then pour the content into cups. To everyone’s amazement, the water has turned into fine wine. This is Jesus’ first miracle during his ministry years in the Galilee. The fine wine flowing in abundance is a sign that the Messiah has come. Similarly, the wedding symbolizes the covenant between Jesus, his followers, and God. When a person acts and makes an effort to improve themselves and their surroundings, miracles can occur. Miracles depend on our behavior, actions, and determination to restore harmony to God’s creationto turn “water into wine” and bring spirituality into our world.

Realization is transforming ideas and plans into concrete results – in the same way that God has the power of creation.