Wedding in Cana
Christianity is boring. Christians can not have fun, don’t enjoy and don’t party. That is the image many people have when they think about Jesus and Christianity. When you read this part of Jesus life you see that it is not true. Jesus and his disciples were invited for a wedding. As if it was quite normal. And Jesus participated in the wedding. And during the wedding (which took several days in Jesus’ time), the worst thing that can happen happens. They are out of wine. And at that moment Jesus is doing his first miracle. He makes the best wine of this wedding. Isn’t that special! Not boring at all.
The Wedding in Cana
1 Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine had given out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine left.” 4 “You must not tell me what to do,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” 5Jesus’ mother then told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 The Jews have rules about ritual washing, and for this purpose six stone water jars were there, each one large enough to hold about a hundred litres. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill these jars with water.” They filled them to the brim, 8 and then he told them, “Now draw some water out and take it to the man in charge of the feast.” They took him the water, 9 which now had turned into wine, and he tasted it. He did not know where this wine had come from (but, of course, the servants who had drawn out the water knew); so he called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone else serves the best wine first, and after the guests have had plenty to drink, he serves the ordinary wine. But you have kept the best wine until now!”
11 Jesus performed this first miracle in Cana in Galilee; there he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him. 12 After this, Jesus and his mother, brothers, and disciples went to Capernaum and stayed there a few days.