Cana is best known as the site of Jesus’ first miracle, turning water into wine on the last day of a wedding feast.
Located not too far from Nazareth, it is a tiny little village filled with small shops and narrow roads. Today it is still much the same as it ever was and a little church with beautiful paintings commemorates Jesus’ first miracle—that of turning water into wine at a wedding (John 2:1-12).
This was the first of Christ’s many miracles and by it He demonstrated His glory by asserting power over the natural elements, love and concern for friends and loved ones, and understanding of His unique destiny.
Jesus brings the “new wine” and the “best wine” of life to those who follow Him. Wine is also a symbol of joy, and Jesus thus demonstrated that He came into the world to impart real joy to those who find Him (John 16:24; Romans 14:17).
“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, 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 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.’ “