John 2 – The Wine of His Blood

Why did Jesus chose the turning of water to wine as his first miracle to manifest his glory? Why at a wedding? Why wine? Why did he say, ‘My hour has not yet come,’ and then proceed to do the miracle anyway? The answer is because the gospel was on his mind, our salvation through his blood. Just as later he would give bread to over 5000 people which he said was ‘his flesh’. So here he gives a large amount of wine to a crowd secretly pointing to his blood through which every sinner must ‘drink’ and be cleansed to gain acceptance with God.

John 2:7-9 – “Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine… …”