John 2:1-11 (NIV)
On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
“Woman,why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, and 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 and 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.”
What 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.
No doubt about it, weddings are expensive. The bride and groom hope to have enough food and drink for their guests to enjoy themselves. At the wedding at Cana in Galilee, the wine ran out. With Jesus’ help, water was turned into wine and it was better than the best wine they had already served.
Our local television news station, eightWest, is hosting a Dream Wedding contest. The winning couple will be awarded $25,000 in gift certificates to be used toward everything they need for a Dream Wedding to be performed on 12-12-12. The top three couples were revealed on the show today and my friends, Megan and Erik, have been selected!
The viewers have until October 8, 2012 to place their vote online for the winning couple to be revealed on October 10, 2012. After the couple is selected, the viewers will vote on the dress, the menu and the honeymoon destination as well as a few other wedding details.
Would you please take a moment to look at this website, read the submission that Erik wrote, register your email address and place a vote for Megan and Erik? I know that Jesus is going to be on their guest list and he is going to be in their lives forever.