"They have no wine," she said.
"Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come."
She told the servants, "Whatever He says to you, do it."
Jesus instructed them to fill six stone waterpots, twenty to thirty gallons each. The servants filled them to the brim. He told them to draw some out and they took the water which was now wine to the master of the feast. He was amazed at the quality of the wine and said to the bridegroom, "The host always serves the best wine first, but you have saved the best for last!" Jesus disciples witnessed this first miracle and believed.
The wedding feast went on for many more days and when it was over Jesus left with his disciples to go up to the city. Along the way he heard the sound of hammers echoing from the hillsides. He remembered when he was still working as a carpenter, with his brothers, in their father's shop. He grew silent as he walked, as if considering a matter of great importance, the utmost importance.
Turning back to his disciples he began to teach them about the kingdom. He was preparing them for the day, indeed the hour, when he would climb another hill. The sound of hammers would be much louder then. And he would stretch out his arms across a rough hewn beam, to finish what he had come to do.
the sound of hammers
on a distant hill
Jesus is coming soon. He loves you. Repent of your sins. Ask him into your heart. He will make you new!
Susan Beth Furst is a poet, author, and sometime photographer. Her desire is to glorify God with the gifts he has given her.