John 2:11 – This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.
The Lord is always turning water into wine, you just have to have eyes to see it. Everyday rain comes down from heaven, it is taken in by the roots of the grapevine, and it makes the fruit of the vine in time. In the miracle in John 2 all Jesus does is speed up the process, these signs are happening all around us everyday. Watermelons, lemons, tomatoes, zucchini; these are all the work of God that happens right under our noses. The greater miracles are also happening all around us; drug users being set free, prostitutes becoming women of God, thieves becoming ministers; redemption is happening all around us, He is always turning water into wine. Here is how Ellicott’s describes this sign.
“For him they are simply “works,” and these “works” are “signs.” He thinks of our Lord as the agent in all creation, and the source of all life; but this being so, no display of power impresses him, and no wonder startles him. All is the natural “work” of the divine worker; but like Himself, every work is also a word. It speaks to him who hath ears to hear. It is a “sign” to him who can spiritually interpret. That at His will water became wine, is as natural as that, by that will, the rain passing through earth and vine and grape should become wine.”
This sign now becomes personal, He is turning your water into wine. Empty lives find purpose, boring lives find passion, ugly lives are made beautiful. Jesus is turning your water into wine. Here is how Barclay sees it.
“When John told this story he was remembering what life with Jesus was like; and he said, “Wherever Jesus went and whenever he came into life it was like water turning into wine.” This story is John saying to us: “If you want the new exhilaration, become a follower of Jesus Christ, and there will come a change in your life which will be like water turning into wine.”
2000 years have come and gone and Jesus is still turning water into wine. I think what excites me the most is that He always saves the best for last and I get to be right in the middle of it.