Water into Wine

Carol Martin

What is the physical setting of the miracle?

This miracle took place at a wedding at Cana in Galilee. Jesus was at the wedding with his mother and disciples.

What was the miracle?

At the wedding, the wine was all used up and men were wasted. Jesus' mother told him about the wine. There were six water big jars and Jesus told the servants to fill them up to the brim. When the servants brought Jesus the jars, he told them to bring them to the master of the banquet. The master tasted the water that had been turned into wine and he said, Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

Why did Jesus preform the miracle?

Jesus had turned water into wine to show that he was the source of miracles.

What effect did the miracle have on the people involved?

What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

What does this teach you about Jesus?

This miracle teaches us about the glory of Jesus.

Jesus Changes Water Into Wine - John 2: 1-11

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]

7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.