Jesus' First Miracle
The Wedding at Cana

24 X 30
acrylic on cradled birch panel


INSPIRATION: One of my favorite Gospel stories. Jesus is not yet ready for a public miracle. However, in typical Mother-fashion, Mary ignores Jesus and tells the waiter to 'do as He says'.

I've depicted Mary handing out instructions, the delighted waiter seeing the wine and Jesus looking at His Mother as if He is thinking, "Really Mother?"

Jesus' First Miracle

THE GOSPEL STORY: The story of the first miracle appears only in the Gospel of John. Jesus is at the wedding, enjoying conversation with his friends when His mother comes to HIm and says that the host has run out of wine. Jesus replies, Women how does this concern of yours involve me? My hour has not yet come. --John 2:4

His mother instructs the the waiter, "Do whatever He tells you." --John 2:5

Jesus goes on to instruct the waiter to fill the six jars with water to the brim. Jesus turned the water into wine and when the waiter-in-charge called the groom over to taste the wine, the groom said, "People usually serve the choice wine first; then when the guests have been drinking awhile, a lesser vintage. What you have done is keep the choice wine until now." --John 2-10




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