Saturday, April 08, 2006

John 2:1-11

1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."

Oh, I know this story. My mom always likes to tell about it and say that Jesus did whatever his mother told him, like a good son would.

4"Dear woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come."

Whoa! I don't remember ever hearing that before. I wonder if my mom has. I think they must pass over that verse at our church.

5His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."

Well, that is more like it, if He is the son of God. I wonder if Mary knew about the "in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." She had to know something was pretty unique about Him ... seeing as how she never had sex and then was pregnant. I wonder if she knew that He was ... God.

6Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.


I wonder what the servants were thinking. They had to be thinking something strange was going on here.

8Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet."

I can feel their nerves, can't you?

They did so, 9and 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 10and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."

I never thought of this before and I have heard this story told a lot, but it doesn't sound like Jesus did this so a lot of people would see it. It seems like He did it for the benefit of the servants, some disciples, and his mom. No one else seems to have known about it. I don't get the idea that He blew a horn or anything.

11This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

It seemed like a lot of people put their faith in Him because of miracles He did, even very small ones.

7 Comments:

Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

It is difficult to know exactly how much Mary understood about her son's nature and mission.

The main point of this story was that God was doing new works that He had never done before.

God Bless

Matthew

1:19 PM, April 10, 2006  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hi DF!
It is good to see you again.
Difficult to know, huh? OK.
God never did before? What about Moses and the "Ten Commandments"?

12:32 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

God gave the law to Moses. This showed how people were guilty before God, but it could not save people.

Jesus came to save sinners through His death and resurrection. The miracle here demonstrates how God was doing something absolutley new.

God Bless

Matthew

7:33 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger bluecollar said...

Hi Rosie,

Did you know that when Mary said,
"Do whatever he tells you."...

That these are the last recorded words of Mary in all of scripture?

She pointed people to her Son. What a witness!

6:52 AM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger Rosie said...

Hello Mr. Pierson,
I had never heard that before. Never even thought about it. The catholic church does seem to make quite a bit of the blessed Mother (May crwoning, the rosary etc...) Don't protestant churches do that?

12:28 PM, April 12, 2006  
Blogger bluecollar said...

Miss Rosie,

Protestant churches like to look at Jesus as THE center of all that exists. He is the One around Whom time itself revolves. Our eyes belong only on Him. In the other gospels there is an account of the time Moses and Elijah came to speak with Jesus-representing the law and the prophets- and after their time speaking to Him was done, they departed, but only after God the Father spoke from Heaven saying, " This is My beloved Son, Hear Him". After this, Jesus was there alone, the only One to look at and listen to.

Note how that When the Father said "Hear Him" how simular it is to what Mary said in the verses that you quoted and very finely commented on, "do whatever He says".

There is our lesson: All eyes on Jesus only, Period!

That is what protestants believe.

7:43 AM, April 13, 2006  
Blogger J. Wendell said...

Merry Christmas!

6:13 AM, December 25, 2006  

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