I Know My Son

Woman, what do I have to do with You? My hour has not yet come” (John 2:4).
“Fill the water pots with water … Draw some out now, and take it to the headwaiter” (John 2:7–8).

On the anniversary of the coming of the wise men, we examine the story of Jesus’s first miracle.

Here, Jesus and His mother are attending a wedding in Cana, in Galilee near Nazareth. The wine has all been consumed, and Mary asks Jesus to obtain more. What happens after this is fun. First we have a fascinating exchange between God on earth and His earthly mother. Reflecting His divine side, Jesus essentially says, “This is a trivial matter; I don’t do magic tricks.”

However, Mary knows her Son very well by now; she knows He can provide wine, and she is so sure that He will obey her out of respect that she ignores His response and tells the servants to do as He says. And when they fill the pots with water, it becomes wine. The headwaiter tastes it and remarks that it is excellent. This miracle at Cana is the first evidence that we have of Jesus’s divinity.

Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for showing Your divinity so clearly and so early in Your ministry. We certainly have no excuse if we do not accept You for who You are. Lord, give us insight that we may understand all that You have for us. In Your name, we pray. Amen

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