Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” John 2:6-10
His first miracle took place at a wedding. It’s just that simple.
He took simple water and transformed it into wine. From the reaction of the master of the feast, it was the best-tasting wine. Of course, it would be! Jesus made it.
The water changed the atmosphere of the wedding. They went from an embarrassing problem of running out of refreshments to having plenty.
Wednesday night at church an unusual service took place.
First, a wedding in which a couple desired to take the vows on Wednesday evening with their church family and relatives in attendance.
Then I re-baptized them both as part of renewing their vows to God and rededicating their lives.
It is the most memorable wedding and wetting I have had the privileged to officiate.
It is a reminder that it takes effort to make a marriage work. In addition, it takes effort to make your relationship with God work.
For this reason, Paul instructs us to renew our vows to God.
He said it this way – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Rom 12:1-2