Pierre Bittar French Impressionist Artist  
 

 

 

September 28, 2011

Painting No. 6

The Marriage in Cana

The wedding at Cana was a turning point in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many people were invited. It was a social event. At that time the wedding celebrations could go on for several days. It is important to know that it would have been a public disgrace and shameful for the host to run out of food or wine.

The Marriage in Cana

John 2:1-11
1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus mother was there,
2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
3 When the wine was gone, Jesus mother said to him, They have no more wine.
4 Woman, why do you involve me? Jesus replied. My hour has not yet come.
5 His mother said to the servants, Do whatever he tells you.
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.
7 Jesus said to the servants, Fill the jars with water; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.They did so,
9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside
10 and said, Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Jesus was not sure that His hour had come. On the other hand, his mother, Mary, was confident. She knew that he was ready, otherwise she would not have said to him, They have no more wine, which was a prompt for him perform a miracle. When Jesus replied, Woman, why do you involve me? My hour has not yet come, was proof that He was not convinced. His answer was neither rude nor disrespectful. When he called His mother Woman he was using a title of respect which was commonly used at that time. Mary was not convinced when Jesus replied, My hour has not yet come. That is why she instructed the servants Do whatever He tells you. At this moment Jesus could have hesitated because of the possibility of disappointing His new disciples (Peter, Andrew, John, James, and Phillip) who were in attendance if the miracle failed to appear. But without any hesitation Jesus said to the servants, Fill the jars with water, and the miracle happened the moment he said, Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.

 

 
 
The Life of Our Lord
Introduction 1 - The Annunciation 2 - The Birth of Jesus 3 - Flight into Egypt
4 - At the Temple with Doctors 5 - The 4 First Disciples 6 - The Marriage in Cana 7 - Jesus Resurrects a Widow's Son
8 - Feeding 5000 People 9 - The Last Supper 10 - Betrayal by Judas 11 - The Humiliation of Jesus
12 - Crucification and Death 13 - The Resurrection of Jesus 14 - The Ascension Spreading the Word

A Message of Reconciliation with God
The Truth About God through Biblical Verses
Don't Let Doubt Steal Your Faith
A Believer's Creed
Comprehend the Holy Trinity
The Holy Trinity Revealed Through a Painting
The Holy Trinity Explained Though a Visual Example
The Human Trinity Now and in Eternity
Could Judaism, Christianity & Islam Agree on One God?
Are We God's Cells?
Should We Evangelize and Why? Can We Do It and How?
Christ Before and After His Incarnation
My Belief in God
How Can We Be Born Again?
Christ from Eternity to End Time Slideshow


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