CANA, FEBRUARY, AD 26
The wedding of Jacob and Naomi was overshadowed by a miraculous conversion of water into wine, according to witnesses. Jesus of Nazareth, a new preacher who has been proclaimed by John the Baptist as the Deliverer and the Messiah, stunned almost a thousand wedding guests with the apparent “miracle.”
His six new disciples were surprised, possibly because Jesus had been heard telling them earlier that he had not come to Cana to work wonders for the gratification of the curious or to prove himself to the doubtful.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, reportedly implored his help when the supply of wine became exhausted late in the evening. Although Jesus seemed to refuse this request, the seeming miracle occurred shortly thereafter, when six jars of water holding about twenty gallons each were suddenly discovered to contain fine wine. Exactly how this happened is not clear, and doubters pointed out that Jesus seemed as surprised as anyone at the remarkable event.
He withdrew immediately into the garden, and seemed in deep contemplation. Whether intended or not, the event was heralded as evidence that Jesus was the Messiah, the worker of wonders, and more wonders are to come.
(Extract from Chronicle of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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