Jesus’ First Miracle

Jesus’ First Miracle

How does a person of high rank with a noble mission get noticed? 

The head of state of a foreign country invited to meet with the President of the United States is welcomed with great fanfare.  The customary length of stay is four days with a flight line ceremony, an arrival ceremony and dinner at the White House, an exchange of diplomatic gifts, flag street lining, and perhaps an address of Congress.  

How does the God-man get introduced?  He is named by John the Baptist on the Jordan River, which gets him noticed by a few.  Jesus is invited to a wedding of an unnamed couple in Cana (not a state dinner).  The party has a problem with a wine shortage, and Jesus solves the problem by changing the basic molecular structure of water into the more complex molecular structure of wine.  Jesus does this act out back with the servants and with no fanfare.  By the way, Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine for some friend’s wedding celebration. 

Jesus is the person of the highest rank, and with the noblest mission, did he get noticed by his act of grace?  Yes, he did. 

This miraculous sign at Cana in Galilee was the first time Jesus revealed his glory. And his disciples believed in him. John 2:11 (NLT2)

The disciples believed in him.  Jesus’ miraculous work caught their attention, and they believed in him. 

Was a miracle important to the process of Jesus’ ministry on earth?  Yes, Jews look for signs, miraculous interventions into the normal things of life.  The miracles are confirmations God is at work.  For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks seek wisdom. 1 Corinthians 1:22 (HCSB)

The disciples were impressed, they had already found him fascinating, and John the Baptist had said Jesus is the one, but now, they had seen a miracle.  His disciples believed in him. 

To unwind after the wine incident, the disciples joined Jesus and his mother and brothers for some rest and relaxation along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. 

After the wedding he went to Capernaum for a few days with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples. John 2:12 (NLT2)

Imagine the conversations about the wedding, their friends, and the one hundred and fifty gallons of the best Cabernet Sauvignon anyone had ever tasted.



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