On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and 2 Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. 3 When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They don’t have any wine.” 4 Jesus replied, “Woman, what does that have to do with me? My time hasn’t come yet.” 5 His mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Nearby were six stone water jars used for the Jewish cleansing ritual, each able to hold about twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water,” and they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he told them, “Now draw some from them and take it to the headwaiter,” and they did. 9 The headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine. He didn’t know where it came from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. The headwaiter called the groom 10 and said, “Everyone serves the good wine first. They bring out the second-rate wine only when the guests are drinking freely. You kept the good wine until now.” 11 This was the first miraculous sign that Jesus did in Cana of Galilee. He revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. (John 2:1-11, CEB)
There is so much in this text.
First off Mary, Jesus’ mother, tells Jesus the party they are at is out of wine, and Jesus responds, “Woman…” Now I don’t know about you but if I called my mother woman there would be hell to pay. But she just says, do what he tells you.
And the 6 stone jars are huge. Jesus makes 180 gallons of wine…
Jesus likes to celebrate and have fun in life. We should do the same.
In everything you do drive to bring joy into the world and show the love God has for us all.
Loving People. Loving God.