“On the third day a wedding took place in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding as well.”, John 2:1-2 HCSB
• Seems like Galilee was a happening place while Nazareth was not so much (other than Jesus growing up there). Jesus was not actually born there but was born in Bethlehem of Judea which was about six miles from Jerusalem.
• I wonder why Jesus was invited to the wedding and who was getting married?
“When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother told Him, “They don’t have any wine.” “What has this concern of yours to do with Me, woman? ” Jesus asked. “My hour has not yet come.””, John 2:3-4 HCSB
• At face value, it sounds like Jesus was being mean to His mom (no offense God) but when I look at the context, I get a different feel. My theory is that Jesus said that to His mother with tongue in cheek and probably even with a smile on His face. I say that because of how she responds and what He does afterwards.
““Do whatever He tells you,” His mother told the servants.”, John 2:5 HCSB
• The above is not something Jesus’ mother would have said if Jesus was just being mean to her by saying, “What has this concern of yours to do with Me, woman?” But if Jesus said this to her with tongue and cheek and with a smile on his face (or just in a way that His mother knew what He really meant because of their relationship, perhaps with a wink?) than it makes perfect sense. Jesus basically communicated “Ok, I will help you” to his mother. It’s also as if Jesus was saying, “My time has indeed come”:
“Now six stone water jars had been set there for Jewish purification. Each contained 20 or 30 gallons. “Fill the jars with water,” Jesus told them. So they filled them to the brim. Then He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the chief servant.” And they did. When the chief servant tasted the water (after it had become wine), he did not know where it came from — though the servants who had drawn the water knew. He called the groom and told him, “Everyone sets out the fine wine first, then, after people have drunk freely, the inferior. But you have kept the fine wine until now.” Jesus performed this first sign in Cana of Galilee. He displayed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.”, John 2:6-11 HCSB