Soon after the first disciples were called by the Saviour,
in the city of Cana, not far from Nazareth, there was a wedding. To this wedding were invited Jesus
Christ with His Most-pure Mother and the disciples. When it came time for the
wedding banquet, there was insufficient wine. The Mother of God noticed it and
said to Jesus Christ, "They have no wine."
But Jesus answered, "My hour is not yet
From this answer, the Holy Virgin understood that
the time had not yet come for Him to reveal His divine power, but She knew of the love of Her Son for the people and was sure
that He certainly would help the needy; and, therefore, She said to the
servants, "Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it."
In the house, there were six large waterpots of
stone for purification of water, after the manner of the Jews. Jesus Christ
ordered to fill the waterpots with water. When they were filled to the brim, He
said to the servants, "Draw out now and bear to the governor of the
The servants drew and bare it to the governor. The
ruler of the feast tried it and saw it was the very best wine. Then, he called
the bridegroom and said, "Every man at the beginning doth set forth good
wine, then that which is worse, but thou hast kept the good wine until
now." The governor said this because he did not know from whence the wine
came. Only the servants, who drew the water, knew.
Thus the Saviour began His miracles and revealed
His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.
The first miracle of Jesus Christ was
accomplished on the request of His Mother.
From this, we can see that Her prayers for
us have great power.
the Gospel of John, 2:1-12.
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