Always point people to the glory of God:
- Jesus had a future hour of glory in mind (1-5)- Jesus’ statement that his time had not yet come means his whole life had a point to it. He did not dishonor his mother; he did the most loving thing possible by pointing her to a future hour on the cross.
- Jesus had a glorious kingdom in mind (6-10)- Water turning to wine is glorious! Moses turned water into blood and Jesus turned water into the very thing that would represent his blood later on. One second it was water and the next second it was a different color and a wine connoiseur would have been able to tell you what kind of grape it came from; but it simply came from the command of Christ! This also seems to be a fulfillment of Genesis 49.11 where Jacob blesses Judah, “he has washed his garments in wine and his vesture in the blood of grapes.” In Jesus’ kingdom, wine could replace what the Jews used to wash their garments!
- Jesus had the Father’s glory in mind (11)- this is one of the signs that he used to reveal his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1.14).
Interesting that after this sign, then his disciples put their faith in him. It is possible to be a part of the believing community, yet not have your faith in him. Keep putting your faith in the cross of glory.