Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there. Jesus and his followers were also invited. There was not enough wine at the wedding. So Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine.” Jesus answered, “What is that to me? It is not yet time to start my work.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do what he tells you.” There were six stone pots for water. Each pot could hold about twenty gallons. Jesus said, “Fill up the pots with water.” So they filled them to the top.
Then Jesus said, “Pour some out. Take it to the one in charge of the feast.” And they did so. The one in charge of the feast tasted the water. But it had become wine. And he did not know where it came from.
But the servants who poured the water knew. So the one in charge called the newly married man and said, “Every one serves the good wine first. They serve the cheap wine after men have drunk freely. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
This was the first of his wonderful signs. It showed his power. Jesus did this in the town of Cana in Galilee. And his followers believed in him.
Adapted from “The Children’s Bible” by Henry A. Sherman and Charles Foster Kent (1922).
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