Facets of His Glory

6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

John 2:6-11

Jesus performed the first miracle that revealed his glory, the Bible says. Much has been said about the drinkability of the water and the alcohol content of the wine.

Those are two minor issues in the story. The major issue is that Jesus revealed his glory by turning water into wine. Wine does not ferment on its own. It hakes weeks or months for it to be drinkable, but He did it in minutes.

Don’t lose sight of the miracle here. In the coming months in John, we’ll see miracle after miracle, each revealing an aspect of His glory.

Of course, the facets and aspect of His glory will never run out because He is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity.

Still, we get glimpses into the mysteries of God through the life of His Son.

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