He did not realize where it had come from, though many servants who had drawn the water knew.
John’s gospel starts not with Jesus’ birth, but Jesus as an adult. Chapter 1 starts with Jesus being baptized then calling his disciples. Chapter has Jesus reluctantly committing his first miracle. Then we see Jesus being angry with the moneychangers in the temple.
At first I wonder why the statement in verse 9 was important to preserve for centuries.
He did not realize where it had come from, though many servants who had drawn the water knew. Why does it matter that the master of the wedding didn’t know where the wine came from but the servants did? What is the importance of this?
Then I was thinking that this was Christ’s first miracle. Many many more followed. Then I thought miracles take place in our lives every single day. When miracles happen, sometimes we are aware of them and sometimes they slip by unnoticed. The master of the feast was unaware of where this magnificent wine came from. Only the servants and Jesus’ disciples knew about the miracle. Then again maybe of the disciples, only John saw this miracle. This account is not in any other book of the bible. Maybe only John saw it. Miracles happen all of the time. Sometimes we see them, sometimes we are unaware. Often we take the miracles in our lives for granted. It is a gift and a miracle that we wake up every day. I should be more tuned in to the miracles in my life of others.
Father, thank you for having an interest in my life every day. I know that you are with me always, celebrating with me in good times and holding me up during challenges. Help me to always remember that you are there. Keep me aware of your miracles every day in my life and the life of others.
– Don J