The Wedding at Cana
I am intrigued by the way that the Lord chooses to reveal Himself – His nature, His character, His intent – to us. I find the accounts of the Bible, both Old & New Testament, to be filled with beautiful imagery of what is and what is to come.
Recently, as I was doing my daily devotions, I became stuck on the Text of The Wedding at Cana.
Have you ever been “stuck” on a particular text? I really enjoy these “stuck” moments. It seems that all too often we rush over the text in order to fulfill our daily quota of scripture reading…perhaps never really breaking the seal of its purpose…never fully understanding the depth of the occasion.
I’d like to take the next few posts to discuss some reflections from the Wedding of Cana. I hope you will join me.
For this post, lets read the text together and ask the Holy Spirit to begin to reveal to us the fullness of what is written.
The Wedding at Cana
1 The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”
4“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”
5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, 8 he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.
9 When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. 10 “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”
11 This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Tomorrow we will begin to dive into this text. Read it again…meditate on it…let the Holy Spirit begin to speak to you about it!