Jesus performed His first miracle at Cana of Galilee during His ministry. This event is so important that it is commemorated as one of the minor feasts of our Lord Jesus Christ. This story is only mentioned in the Gospel of St. John.
Jesus and St. Mary went to Cana of Galilee to attend a wedding. The wine had run out so St. Mary told Jesus about this. Jesus told the servants to fill 6 large jugs with water. When the servants used the jugs to fill up the master of the banquet’s cup, the water miraculously turned into wine. The master of the banquet was astonished at the taste of this wine and even called the bridegroom to tell him how he saved the best wine for last (which is unlike most parties, which usually serve cheaper wine at the end). This was to bring glory to God’s name and strengthen the disciples’ faith.
The most important thing we can learn from this event is that Jesus will always provide us with what we need. Not only did Jesus provide the wedding with wine so that the hosts do not feel embarrassed about serving their guests too little wine, He even created wine with the best quality so that the bridegroom and bride’s status is high among their guests. In the same way, when we ask God for help, He will always exceed our expectations in His own way. Also, through this story, we learn about the power of intercession. St. Mary asked her Son, Jesus Christ, to help the bride and groom so that they may not feel ashamed. We also can ask St. Mary to ask God on our behalf for what we need. St. Mary is our Mother, we are her children and she is always praying for us.