It is possible there were 180 gallons of wine presented to the governor of the feast. This was obviously much more than the guests could ever consume—especially since they had already drunk the wine supplied by the family. This water Jesus turned to wine was the extra. The generosity and abundance of the Lord always gives you more than enough.
By Steve Warman
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. –Thomas Jefferson
A miracle took place in Cana of Galilee.
The feast for the wedding of a bright and beautiful couple had brought out the best in everyone. All who gathered that day looked on with pride as this young woman who possessed such beauty, and the young man who held such promise, greeted the invited guests.
Everything was in order to make this one of the most memorable wedding feasts the village had ever seen.
Then the unthinkable happened. At some point during the celebration the wine ran out and an embarrassing situation was about to unfold. Fortunately for this couple, Jesus had received an invitation to their wedding and was in attendance.
The Perfect Guest
As a minister, I never cease to be moved as I stand before a young couple and read the scriptures, say a prayer, and send them off to begin their new life together. What is the reason I am touched? They invited Jesus into their marriage from the onset.
I know that as the days go by they will overcome obstacles many other couples just cannot hurdle. When Jesus is present, the marriage is always better.
Not only was the Lord in Cana for the wedding that day, but Mary learned the hosts had run out of wine—and for this to happen at a Jewish wedding was beyond embarrassing.
For whatever reason, Mary came to her Son and said, “They have no wine”(John 2:3). Somehow, she must have believed Jesus could remedy the situation.
He replied, “What does this have to do with Me?” —then added these telling words: “…mine hour is not yet come “(v.4).
Mary turned to the servants and instructed, “Do whatever He tells you!”
Jesus, about to perform His first miracle, noticed there were six water pots standing nearby and said, “Fill them with water.”