November 1, 2011
John 2:9-11 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, (10) And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. (11) This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
The servants have filled the pots with water and Jesus made that water into sweet, unfermented grape juice. Now, the ruler of the feast is confused. They have been drinking for a long time. Usually, when they had a big feast like this one, they would put the best of the sweet-wine out first. When that was gone, they would put out some that was a little older out. So it would go until they would eventually get down to the wine which had spoiled. Now, the servants are putting out the best wine of the day. Some of the people there knew what Jesus had done. Jesus had performed His first recorded miracle.