Dr. Ronnie Wolfe
is, of course, Jesus' first miracle. He changed water into wine in this
story, but he also has some important things to say.
said in verse 4, "Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not
yet come." Here Jesus is letting his mother know that, now that he has
been baptized and is in his proper place as a minister of the word of
God, he is no longer under the tutelage of his mother. There is no
disrespect to his mother in this. She knew the fact; she simply did not
know the timing.
Second, Jesus said in verse 7,"Fill the
waterpots with water." This was nothing more than water, plain, simple
water, and they knew it. The men obeyed and "filled them to the brim."
The word for fill in this verse is the Greek word GEMIZO, and it is used only here in the New Testament translated fill.
It means "to fill full." So, the men took him at his word and filled
the water pots to the brim, or they filled them fill. This, no doubt, so
that everyone could see that there was nothing in the pots but clear
Third, Jesus said, "Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of
the feast." This they did, and the wine was the finest that could be
made. The governor of the feast was amazed that this had not been served
earlier. Jesus gives his best only at the proper times, when that which
he gives does the most good, teaches the best lesson, and brings the
most glory to himself.