Chapter 2, The wedding in Cana

Jesus at a Wedding in Cana

1Three days later Mary, the mother of Jesus, was at a wedding feast in the village of Cana in Galilee. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited and were there.

3When the wine was all gone, Mary said to Jesus, “They don't have any more wine.”

4Jesus replied, “Mother, my time hasn't yet come! You must not tell me what to do.”

5Mary then said to the servants, “Do whatever Jesus tells you to do.”

Comment: To Mary, Jesus was just her little boy, just like most other mothers think of their sons.

6At the feast there were six stone water jars that were used by the people for washing themselves in the way that their religion said they must. Each jar held about 100 liters. 7Jesus told the servants to fill them to the top with water. Then after the jars had been filled, 8he said, “Now take some water and give it to the man in charge of the feast.”

The servants did as Jesus told them, 9and the man in charge drank some of the water that had now turned into wine. He did not know where the wine had come from, but the servants did. He called the bridegroom over 10and said, “The best wine is always served first. Then after the guests have had plenty, the other wine is served. But you have kept the best until last!”

11This was Jesus' first miracle, and he did it in the village of Cana in Galilee. There Jesus showed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.

You can view upon the miracles from at least two different perspectives:

  1. You can believe in them literally, as stunts made by Jesus in order to convince people that he is the Messiah and that they shall listen to him.

  2. Symbolic stories with a deep spiritual meaning,just like his parables. The Bible is made partly like a so-called Roschach test, were you show the test a picture that can be interpreted in thousands of different ways, and the interpretation tells you more about the interpreter than the picture itself.