Jesus has heard your prayer. John #7 ~ John 2.1-11
he is at work; take a look at this~
Jesus’ first miracle, covered by the Cana Post.
The Cana Post – all the news that is fit to print around Galilee.
Young David, the tanner, was wed to the baker’s daughter, Rachel, on Wednesday last in Cana. It was a festive occasion for all; oy, we know that our people need cause to celebrate in these trying times, as we suffer under the heavy hand of Rome. But I digress . . . There was singing, there was dancing, but then I noticed one Mary of Nazareth get up and whisper in the ear of another. From what I could gather, the wine was running out. The rabbis say, ‘without wine, there is no joy’! Tsk, tsk.
She did not see me, but I moved to watch and listen as she spoke to her son, the one who is Joseph the carpenter’s boy, who was sitting with several other men.
This is what I heard:
Jesus’ mother told him, “They don’t have any wine.”
“What has this concern of yours to do with me, woman?” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.”
“Do whatever he tells you,” his mother told the servants.
Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained 20 or 30 gallons.
“Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. Then he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the chief servant.” And they did.
When the chief servant tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from—though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people have drunk freely, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.” John 2.1-10
It was all done so quietly. Why, only the servants and the friend of Jesus of Nazareth were aware that something had gone terribly wrong—the wine had run out—the young couple would have started their married life in total disgrace in this village. But then, Mary of Nazareth, seemed to know her boy could do something about their failure, what would be their shame; it was most unusual to say the least.
To hear how Jesus addressed her, ‘Woman,’ rather like ‘dear lady’, moved even my calloused heart, I must admit, and then he moved to action at her request. Jesus had the servants fill the water jars to the brim, and I saw with my own eyes what was natural spring water—what we had been using for cleansing—somehow turned into the finest of wines when it was poured out. And it was the finest of wines. And too, the “miracle”, if I should call it that, seemed to be reserved for the servants and those few who were with him … hmmm, most unusual. I have been assigned the task of following the carpenter's son from Nazareth, because it seems he may create a stir wherever he goes.
Shalom from the social desk.
Jesus performed this sign in Cana of Galilee. He displayed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. verse 11, John 2
Clearly, the news coverage was fictitious, including the wedding couple’s names, however, a virgin would have been married on a Wednesday evening, and the celebration would have lasted for several days. Wine was very important in the culture and would have brought shame on the family had the guests been without it! Jesus did not just supply the wine—he supplied the best! Did you catch that? Amazing.
Are you praying fervently for something or someone right now?
Jesus may be working a miracle that you are not yet aware of -
trust that he is at work.
He has heard your prayer.