The Turning Water to Wine Story

In John Chapter 2, we have the story of Jesus turning the water to wine at the Wedding at Cana.

From Water to Wine (Message Translation)

1-3 Three days later there was a wedding in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were guests also. When they started running low on wine at the wedding banquet, Jesus’ mother told him, “They’re just about out of wine.”

Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.”

She went ahead anyway, telling the servants, “Whatever he tells you, do it.”

6-7 Six stoneware water pots were there, used by the Jews for ritual washings. Each held twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus ordered the servants, “Fill the pots with water.” And they filled them to the brim.

“Now fill your pitchers and take them to the host,” Jesus said, and they did.

9-10 When the host tasted the water that had become wine (he didn’t know what had just happened but the servants, of course, knew), he called out to the bridegroom, “Everybody I know begins with their finest wines and after the guests have had their fill brings in the cheap stuff. But you’ve saved the best till now!”

11 This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

Today while reading, I was drawn to verse 6 and 7. There were 6 water pots there, used for ritual washings. I am still researching, but if it was required to wash BEFORE entering into the wedding feast, that means that the water would be somewhat dirty from people washing their hands before entering the wedding.

Jesus then told the servants to fill the pots with water. Most likely, they topped off the jars, since they would have been full before the wedding.

So that means the water was somewhat dirty, topped off with clean water, and then turned into wine.

Jesus was able to cleanse the water and turn it to wine.

How much more can he cleanse us?!


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