God Obliged Man

And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.”

John 2:4 ESV

The Greek word for woman here refering to any female, young or old, of any status. Not a demeaning connotation.

Jesus being God, Son of God, obligated to turn water into wine when he can say “no”. Jesus listened to a human for something so human. Such mercy!

Jesus could, not perform the sign, and yet still be in line with God’s will.

Or if Jesus said “Mother….” instead, which would make Him be obligated as a son of Mary and Joseph.

But He just said “Woman”. A clear line of where He stands.

The Good Wine

“Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

John 2:10 ESV

Observation : The master of the feast assumed that he has been drinking the poor wine when he has tasted the water now become wine that Jesus made.

To some extend, I can believe that the bridegroom only served good wine. So good that no one differentiated any wine to be good or poor. Until the wine ran out.

The master of the feast also was comparing his current wine to the new wine that Jesus had made.

Lesson : the wine that Jesus made out of clean water (water jars for Jewish rites of purification), made the man-made good wine pale in comparison.