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Mary Fairchild

More than Mere Water into Wine

By February 14, 2013

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Wedding at Cana
Happy Valentine's Day! I thought we'd celebrate this lovesome day by attending one of the Bible's most well-known wedding ceremonies, the Wedding at Cana, where Jesus performed his first recorded miracle.

This wedding feast in the small village of Cana marked the beginning of Jesus' public ministry. When the wine ran out, Jesus revealed his power and glory to his disciples by turning water into wine.

The crucial symbolism of this first miracle might easily be lost on us today. It was no coincidence that the water Jesus transformed came from jars used for ceremonial washing. The water signified the Jewish system of purification, and Jesus replaced it with pure wine, representing his spotless blood that would wash away our sins.

Also tucked in this story is an important lesson about God's concern for every detail of our lives.

• Bible Story Summary: Wedding at Cana

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