“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’” (v7). Jesus chose to perform his first major sign – turning water into wine - at a wedding (v7). Weddings were even more important in the ancient world than they are today, celebrating the union of a new couple as well as honoring extended families and hosting friends. When something in this important ritual went extremely wrong, Jesus stepped in to show his “glory” (v11): God’s willingness and ability to enter our fallen world and redeem our failures.
“But you have kept the good wine until now” (v10). We don’t have to live with the shame of our failure. In Jesus’ hands, our not-good-enough water becomes God’s very best wine.