Jesus and the Marriage in Cana – Gospel of John – 2
One day there was a marriage in a place called Cana. Jesus and his disciples were invited to the marriage as well as Mary, the mother of Jesus.
When they needed wine, the mother of Jesus said to him “They have no wine.” Jesus answered her and said “Woman (he never called her mother, but always woman) why are you asking me this? It is not yet time for me.” But his mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it!”
There were six waterpots made of stone, which contained 20 to 30 gallons each which the Jews used to wash themselves in order to purify themselves, which was their custom. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim, (that is the top). And Jesus told them to “Pour it out now, and carry to the governor of the feast.” And they poured it. When they poured the water it had turned into wine.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine he did not know where it came from (but the servants which drew the water knew). The governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and said to him “Every man at the beginning sets forth good wine, and when every man has drunk a lot, then he sets out wine which is not as good but you have kept the good wine until now.”
This first miracle Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and his disciples believed on him that Jesus was the Son of God.
Memory verse: …..whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. (John 2:5)
1. Who were among the guests invited to the marriage? Answer: Mary, the mother of Jesus; the Lord Jesus and his disciples.
2. What did Mary say to Jesus? Answer: They have no wine.
3. What was Jesus reply? Answer: Woman, why are you asking me this, it is not yet time for me.
4. What did Mary say to the servants? Answer: Whatever he says to you, do it.
5. What did Jesus tell the servants to do? Answer: Fill the waterpots with water.
6. Why do you think the disciples were at the wedding as well? Answer: So that they could see this miracle that Jesus did in turning the water into wine, which showed that he was God, because only God could do miracles.