The easy way of looking at this is very simple. The first miracle of Jesus, turning water into wine. After which all of his newly called disciples believed in him. But think about this. At this time, wedding ceremonies were elaborate (more so than today). Like today, they required very careful planning. Unlike today, they lasted 2-3 days. These were major deals, major events. And running out of wine would have been a BIG problem. So somebody in this story really screwed up. Maybe the master of the feast, could be why he was so excited and made such a big deal about how good the wine was, even though he didn’t know where it came from. He needed a miracle.
Have you ever needed a miracle? Have you ever been to a point in your life when you had run out of wine?? When the “fun” was over, the jig was up?? I came to that point in 2014. I had been living a fake double life for years. I had walls up so high I couldn’t see over them. I was years into hiding who I really was. I was the guy who would steal from his baby brother as a teen to feed the arcade machine. The guy who would go with the crowd stealing cars just to go roller skating. The guy who would spend years playing Internet poker, stealing thousands from his wife and kids, spending hours every week gambling instead of working. I was such a good liar, such a fake, that no one knew what was going on. I was the guy who would give up poker (when he couldn’t hide the losses anymore) only to move on to illicit websites. The guy who would know be chasing women online instead of straights. When my lies were exposed, I hadn’t just run out of wine, I had a wash basin full of sewage. And it stank. You think I didn’t need a miracle. So that’s what Jesus Christ did for me. He got into my heart and changed me. He turned my rotten stinking sewage into sweet wine (not that I would drink it anymore!!). He turned my shame and guilt into joy. Just in case you were wondering why I do this. I do this because I’ve had my water turned into wine. I’ve experienced a miracle of Jesus Christ. Have you ever need a miracle? Maybe you’ll need one soon. Maybe you need one right now. I can tell you where to find one.
“On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.”
John 2:1-11 ESV