Jesus and the Wedding Feast

Monday Morning Moment / Key Takewaway:
No need on earth can exhaust God’s grace. Superabundance!
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  • 1 Kings 17:13-16
  • John 2:1-12
  • John 6:11
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John 2:1 – 12 (ESV) 1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.

  • Wise is that couple who invite Jesus to their wedding!
  • Jesus accepted an invite from a peasant couple.

3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”

  • Running out of food/wine = an embarrassing scandal and carried a fine.

4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”

  • Jesus was NOT abrupt or harsh. “Woman” (ma’am) was a polite way to address her (John

19:26; 20:13). His statement merely means, “Why are you getting Me involved in this matter?”

He was making it clear to His mother that He was no longer under her supervision (it is likely that Joseph was dead). From now on, He would be doing what the Father wanted Him to do. There had been a hint of this some years before when He was a boy (Luke 2:40-52).

  • The hour of his crucifixion and his death. All through his life Jesus knew that he had come into this world for a definite purpose.

5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (NASB: Whatever He says to you, do it.”)

  • Mary had the faith which could trust even when it did not understand. She did not know what Jesus was going to do, but she was quite sure that he would do the right thing.

6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.

  • Approx. 180 gals. – No need on earth can exhaust God’s grace. Superabundance! Eph 3:20. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it.

9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom

  • We are not told that all of the available water in the jars turned into wine. Only that which the servants drew out and served was transformed into wine.
  • The miracle is manifest in both the obedience AND distribution of the water/wine, loaves/fish, flour/oil. When we trust and obey God’s work is revealed to us.

John 6:11 (KJV) 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

1 Kings 17:13-16 (ESV)

13 And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son.

14 For thus says the LORD the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain upon the earth.’”

15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.

16 The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the LORD that he spoke by Elijah.