A good glass of wine...


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John 2:1 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.
12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother and brothers and his disciples. There they stayed for a few days.
Jesus was getting to know John, Andrew, Peter, Phillip and Nathanael. Mary, the mother of Jesus, had been invited to a wedding. The boys went with her. Jesus was called by His mother to supply more wine. Did you notice? When Mary asked Jesus to do something, He whined. Now that's a normal mother and son, right?

According to my online Bible... I should question the word "Woman" in verse 4. Here's what my online Bible points out.

The Greek for Woman does not denote any disrespect.
No disrespect was denoted, but women were not respected in general back in the day. Women were property, like a cow or an ox or a dog. Though I doubt they had someone standing over them with a whip to keep them at the plow, they didn't have any say in any matter. They were there to have children and help their man.

When Jesus spoke to His mother in that way.... He was speaking in the language of the day. If He had called her "mom" someone would have made "mom" a saint name. I'm glad He didn't call her mom or mommy or mother. Women can handle being disrespected, we have for forever, but "moms, mommies, and mothers, deserve a tip of the hat.

Jesus made some mighty fine wine. He did his mom proud!

Isn't it interesting.... the first thing His mom asked for is recorded as:

A good glass of wine...