And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. John 2:1-3
Its no surprise that the setting for Jesus’ first miracle was performed at a Wedding. Since the return of Christ is said to be like a Wedding Feast, where Christ is the groom and the Church is his bride (Matthew 22:1-14)
Secondly the miracles of turning water into wine, is no surprise either. As its symbolic of our transformation of Born Again Christians. When the Holy Spirit draws us to Christ and breathes on our Dry Bones, we become Alive in Christ and transformed into a New Creation. As Jesus said “You cant put old wine into new wine skin” (Mark 2:22)
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. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. John 2:4-7
I find it interesting, even though Jesus is the Son of God, his personal relationship he has with his mother. His mother Mary is almost like pushing him into performing his first miracle, almost like a mother bird pushing her baby from the nest
Jesus says “ My hour has not yet come” we see Jesus human side along with his deity. Was Jesus unsure about himself yet? Not sure, but his mother Mary knew his destiny to be the Messiah. She told them “Do whatever he says” Meaning she knows Jesus position and his deity!
And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.When 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, And 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. John 2:8-10
Jesus transformed the water into wine, a theme that will continue throughout the New Covenant. Jesus is transforming us into a new creation! I think its no coincidence, the miracle of the wine is also a symbol of Christ blood that redeemed us from our sin (Luke 22)
Notice it says you have kept the best for last! The New Heavens and Earth (Revelation 21) Gods Kingdom is the best paradise for His redeemed Children through Christ Amen!