B. Life's Principle and Life's Purpose
1. Life's Principle -- To Change Death into Life
a. Christ Coming in Resurrection
to the People in Their Enjoyment
1 And the 1athird day a 2wedding took place in 3bCana of 4cGalilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
2 And Jesus also was invited, as well as His disciples, to the wedding.
b. Their Human Life Running Out and Their Being Filled with Death
3 And when the 1wine 2ran out, the 3mother of Jesus said to Him, They have no wine.
4 And Jesus said to her, 1Woman, 2what do I have in this that concerns you? aMy hour has not yet come.
5 His mother said to the servants, Whatever He says to you, do.
6 Now there were 1six stone waterpots lying there, according to the 2Jews' rite of purification, holding 3two or three measures each.
7 Jesus said to them, Fill the waterpots with 1water. And they filled them up to the brim.
c. Christ Changing Their Death into Life Eternal
8 And He said to them, Draw some out now and take it to the master of the feast. And they took it to him.
9 And when the master of the feast tasted the 1awater which had become wine and did not know where it came from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew, the master of the feast called the bridegroom
10 And said to him, Every man sets out the good wine first, and when they have drunk freely, then that which is worse; you have kept the good wine until now.
11 This 1beginning of 2asigns Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee and 3manifested His glory, and His disciples believed into Him.