The Wedding at Cana

Text: John 2:1-12

Reflection and Question: Jesus’ turning of the water into wine is the first sign of His glory, and He was ever so hesitant to do it. “My hour has not yet come,” He says to Mary. This miracle of turning water into wine is the heart of this passage; the wedding provides a setting with wine, but is otherwise a small detail. Yet this story is taken as Jesus’ blessing upon marriage — even though the couple is never mentioned, and could be any two partners, a man and a woman, two men or two women. Perhaps, but I prefer to focus on the miracle of the wine. Is the wedding or the wine most important to you? Why?

Prayer: Spirit of the Living God, Jesus left You to help us understand His life and ministry. Help us to grasp the heart of this first sign at the wedding in Cana. Strengthen our faith through seeing what Jesus saw in this moment, the significance of turning water into wine. Amen.

This meditation is based on the Daily Lectionary Year 2 from the Book of Common Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (1993).