Turning Water into Wine

           Wedding at Cana by James Tissot


John 2: 2-10  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.  And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece.  Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it.  When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”


Scripture.. John 2…there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with His disciples, and when the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to Him, ” They have no wine.” …There were six water jars and Jesus told the servants to fill the jars with water, and He performed His first miracle by turning the water into wine.

Jesus came to the wedding as did others, but while there manifested His glory and performed His first of many miracles: His first wayside ministry. Although Jesus knew all things, probably His purpose in attending the wedding was the same as others to show His love and respect, but while there He performed His first wayside ministry: turning water to wine.


Prayer: Heavenly Father, as we shall see this week, wayside ministries are helpful deeds performed while on our way to perform daily activities. Help each of us to sensitive to the needs of others as was Jesus. Amen.


Doris Lisemby