When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” (John 2:9, 10).
My husband and I were watching “The Gospel of John” and I watched as they ran out of wine at the wedding which could be very embarrassing. Someone went and told Mary and she in turn told Jesus, “They have no wine.” Jesus’ response might seem strange to us. He said, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” I am not sure why He said that but Mary wasn’t discouraged. She told the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”
In the next scene, we see Jesus praying and then He instructs the servants to fill six empty stone waterpots with water. I watched as the servants did as He said, no questions or anything. I wonder if they were asking themselves why were they filling those pots with water when they needed wine. Still, they did as they were told. And when the waterpots were filled, Jesus said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.”
Again the servants followed Jesus’ instructions and took the water to the master. In the movie the servant poured what he thought was water in the master of the feast’s cup and out came red wine. I saw the servant’s expression change. He had witnessed a miracle.
When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. This wine turned out to be really good. He exclaimed, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
I wonder if the bridegroom ever learnt where the wine came from. I wonder if any of the servants told him about this miracle which took place at his wedding. It was Jesus’ first miracle. It was the beginning of signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory; and His disciples believed in Him (John 2:1-11).
This good wine just hit home the fact that our Lord loves to give us good things. And all is not lost when Jesus is there. The next time you have a crisis, just go to the Lord in prayer and then follow His instructions. You can’t go wrong. And you might just witness a miracle!