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Who Turns Water into Wine? (John 2:1-11)

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Abstract

In the Gospel of John, Jesus performs seven significant miracles that John refers to as “signs.” These signs form the backbone of the first half of the book, and each sign is meant to reveal something about the person of Jesus. The first sign Jesus performs takes place amidst wedding festivities where a crisis of sorts has developed. The party is still young but the wine has run out. Jesus is approached by His mother, who informs Him of the situation. In response, Jesus changes an enormous supply of water into a very high quality wine. As a result of this miracle, Jesus’ glory was revealed and His disciples believed in Him. What did this miracle symbolize? What did Jesus reveal about Himself? What should our response to Jesus be? Who turns water into wine?

Related Topics: Christology, Miracles