“The master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had their fill; but you have saved the best till now.’ What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him” (John 2:9-11)
10. Invite Jesus to your wedding, and to your marriage.
9. If it’s important to us, it’s important to Jesus.
8. Miracles don’t need to be dramatically pumped up with Hollywood-style special effects to be miracles. Jesus performs miracles in our lives often without us noticing.
7. Listen to your mom.
6. Why does it seem like something holy happens any time Jesus is around food?
5. Jesus transforms our outward rituals (like jugs at a wedding in Cana used for ceremonial washing or the cyclical rituals of life like washing the dishes) into spiritual blessings.
4. Religion and faith are not just found in church, but in all of life’s activities.
3. A wedding banquet is the perfect place for the first miracle of Jesus, who came to invite the good and the bad to the banquet of his forgiveness, love and eternal life.
2. The humble carpenter from Nazareth is the heavenly Savior God.
1.God isn’t frugal. He provides for us lavishly. Honor him with your best.
PRAYER: Savior Jesus, be my guest and attend the events of my life as you attended the wedding at Cana. Replenish me in my need and fill me up with your abundance. Lead me to be generous to others as you are to me. Finally, visit all who are married, and bless them with your gracious presence. Amen.
FURTHER MEDITATION: Read John 2:1-12. If you found an 11th thing you could learn from this miracle, what would it be?