Today’s reading: John 2:1-12 – Water became wine – something both simple and astounding. Water is necessary for life and wine is symbolic of joy. Yeshua did not choose to heal a sick person or raise someone from the dead as the first revelation of his messiahship – he turned water to wine, but is this not symbolic of what he wants to do for us?
If we look at verse 7, Yeshua tells the servants to fill the jars with water and they fill them “to the brim.” This is a symbolic foreshadowing of his meeting with the Samaritan woman in chapter 4 where he tells her he is the source of “living water” that will become “a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” In John 15:11, Yeshua speaks of himself as the source of our joy. So here we see this first miracle is the very essence of what Yeshua wants to do for us, fills us with his living water that will be the joy of the Lord.
It is also interesting to note that this first miracle is done at the request of his mother. In verse 5, Mary says, “Do what he tells you.” She had faith. She knew what Yeshua was capable of and she believed. Can we have the faith to do what He tells us to do so that we can witness the miracles He has for our lives?