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Text:

“When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was … the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.” - John 2:9-10.

Comment:

The first miracle Christ did when he started the work of the Ministry, was at the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee. (This was a small city in the tribe of Asher, Joshua 19:28) Jesus Christ and his disciples were invited as well as Mary the mother of Jesus, indicating that marriage involved someone they knew intimately.  Along the line, the wine became exhausted.  This is not surprising considering that marriage feasts in the time of Christ could go on for as long as seven days. Mary had to turn to Christ for help so as to save the couple from embarrassment. She told the servants to do whatsoever  Christ directed them.  He commanded them to use ordinary water to fill six water pots, each of them with a capacity of 20 – 30 gallons each. He then told them to draw from it and give to the guests.  This wine  made by Christ was better than the one they had been drinking before eliciting the comment made by the ruler of the feast as used in the text for today. The account adds that this miracle was done to manifest the power of God in Christ and strengthened the belief of his disciples in him.  By this miracle also, Jesus Christ openely showed his support for the marriage institution and thereby enjoins everyone to support a couple getting married. “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” - Hebrews 13:4.

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