2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, ²and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. ³When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
⁴“Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
⁵His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
⁶Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
⁷Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
⁸Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, ⁹and 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 ¹⁰and 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.”
¹¹What 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.
¹²After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
Reflecting on this story, we hope the work The Waterjars does can capture the essence of God’s redemptive nature for we are nothing without God.
Like the water jars, we are only God’s instrument, used by Him to accomplish His work. We, as water jars do, try our best to hold water (the work we do each day) with the faith that God will bless it and bring miracles to the neediest.