In this 6th Grade lesson, we study the Wedding Feast of Cana and our Lord's first public miracle. This miracle started the three year period of His public ministry.
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The Wedding Feast at Cana by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
For thirty years, Jesus had been content to live a quiet life in Nazareth. We think He was trained as a carpenter and lived with His parents. He knew what He had been sent to do but spent a long time preparing for it. His ministry began at the Wedding at Cana, so let’s look at how important this miracle is.
Look at how John sets up the story. “On the third day”—when you think of the third day, what do you think of? Easter? John is saying that if the biggest event of Jesus’ ministry on earth, His Resurrection, happened on a third day, the beginning, at the Wedding at Cana, did as well.
“There was a wedding at Cana.” The Church has always taught that since Jesus began His public ministry at a wedding, He recognized that marriage was very good and that He is present in all Sacramental marriages.
“The mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and His disciples were also invited to the wedding.” Look at this; normally we would say that Jesus, His mother, and His disciples were there. John makes a point of saying that “Mary was there. Also, and Jesus and His friends were there.” This is to show that He was there because of her. At this point in time, she was more important to the community than He was.
“The mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine.’” Mary is always looking out for us; she knows what we need, just like your mother takes care of you. No one came to her and asked for help; she just knew. She could have stayed silent like all the other wedding guests, but she approached her Son, knowing that He had the power to change the situation.
“Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, how does your concern affect Me? My hour has not yet come.’” There are four points in Scripture where “Woman” is mentioned. In the Garden of Eden, the Lord refers to Eve as “Woman.” In Revelations 12, at the other end of the Bible, a “Woman” gives birth to a miraculous Son and is crowned queen of heaven. At the crucifixion, Jesus refers to Mary as “Woman.” This isn’t an insult; He’s not being mean. He is giving her the importance of Eve and the Queen of Heaven. He’s saying that in this moment, she’s more than just Mary of Nazareth.
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