When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

John 2:3 (NIV)

Often, when I think about God, I’m thinking about how big He is. He created the universe and everything in it. The book of John tells us that, “through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3 NIV). God isn’t like human beings, who may create something, and then forget about it. Even a sparrow, a seemingly insignificant creature, matters to God (Matthew 10:29). This is why I believe, that Jesus’ first public miracle was turning water into wine.

When two people get married it’s a big deal to us so we celebrate the occasion. While family and friends may be invited to the wedding, we are more careful about who we invite to the reception. Seating arrangements are carefully planned as are the food, drink, and entertainment. Often, I think, people look at the wedding reception as being more important than the wedding itself. It’s a time to shine. To show off the new couple.

In the time that this wedding took place, in Cana, the marriage likely would have been arranged by the two families long before any wedding took place. There would have been a wedding contract, called a ketubah and It was the groom’s family who would have paid a bride price, called a mattan, for the bride. This price could have been monetary or in services. The groom’s family was also responsible for the wedding feast and it was the groom’s family that would have suffered a loss to their reputation if anything had gone wrong.

It’s interesting to note that it was Jesus’ mother who brought the issue of wine up to Jesus. It wasn’t her son that had gotten married, and as we know it was the groom’s family who took care of planning and paying for the wedding, so why did she even know that they were out of wine? After this wedding feast, we’re told that Jesus left to go to Capernaum “with his mother and brothers and his disciples” (John 2:12). Therefore, I believe that there was a close relationship between the groom’s family and Jesus’ family.

God loves us and wants us to trust that He’ll take care of us. When Jesus tells us to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness”, He promises us that “all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33). He’s talking about the things that we need in our lives. Therefore, God has a reputation for taking care of His people. When Jesus turned that water into wine He was taking care of his family and friends. There was a problem and He was the solution. Sure, He might not have come down from Heaven to be a caterer, but in performing this miracle He lets us know that He will always take care of His people.

Do you know God? God knows you and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so that we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.