In this sign, Jesus could’ve created anywhere between the equivalent of 600 to 909 standard bottles of wine. Only the largest of wine barrels is larger than the stone jars Jesus used. Compare this with English wine cask measurements.

Summary:  Just as Jesus brought new and better life in a place of apparent death at the wedding reception in Cana, so too does Jesus bring new and better life to us now.

Scripture: On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.” –John 2:1-11

Life Application: Consider how Jesus has brought new life in places of death in your life. How is Jesus doing this now?

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