Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Wedding at Cana 2

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory... John 2:11
  • Jesus’s presence and miracle at the wedding of Cana supported the natural affection of marriage between a man and woman (both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage).
  • Jesus’s miracle of making wine honored his mother despite her present priorities being temporal (They have no wine...Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it) and his being spiritual (mine hour is not yet come).
  • Jesus’s miracle of making wine delivered the bridegroom from the natural outcome of signal embarrassment (They have no wine) to special recognition (thou hast kept the good wine until now).
  • Jesus’s miracle providing wine instantaneously suspended the natural laws of wine production – from planting to nurturing to harvesting to pressing to fermentation  (the water that was made wine).
  • Jesus’s miraculous production of the good wine exceeded the natural expectations of and conventional wisdom for a wedding feast – that is, in saving the good wine for last (Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse).
  • Jesus’s miracle of making wine re-purposed the natural ceremonial use of the waterpots (six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews) to an unusual functional use (Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast).

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