The Gospel According to St John: John Chapter Two: Please open the following link to read chapter two: https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/2?lang=eng
A family member’s wedding was held in Cana of Galilee. Mary was the hostess. Jesus and His disciples were in attendance at the wedding.
When they ran out of wine, Jesus provided new wine. The governor said that it was the best wine, not understanding how they’d have such good wine at the end of the festivities.
This was the first of Jesus’s recorded miracles. We can ask why Jesus performed this miracle. Was it because of His love for His mother? Was it to make the guests more comfortable? Was it just because He could? Or was it because family weddings are important events? Or maybe some other reason? Needless to say, no one else has done this when they’ve ran out of refreshments at their own weddings.
After the wedding, Jesus went to Capernaum with His family and His disciples for a short time.
After that, Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Passover. Here He cleansed the temple of the buyers and the sellers, and He said, “Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandize” (vs. 16). Jehovah had taught the Jews not to exact usury of their brethren, and here He truly was upset that they were seeking gain (from those who may have traveled great distances) in selling animals to be used as sacrifice.
The Jews questioned Jesus’s authority to do those things which He did. They asked, “What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things (vs. 18)? Jesus answered that He was the resurrection, when He said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (vs. 19).
Many believed in Him because of the miracles; but when the miracles ceased, they stopped believing.
If we have felt Jesus’s love and power, will we stop believing when things don’t go just as we want them to go? Or will we turn to Him, praise Him, and still seek to do His will?
Jesus can elevate us if we take hold of His hand. Put your hand in the hand of The Man from Galilee.
Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the waters
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself and you can look at the others differently
By puttin’ your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee
Every time I look into the Holy Book, I wanna tremble
When I read about the part where a carpenter cleared the temple
For the buyers and the sellers were no different fellers
Than what I confess to be
And it causes me shame to know I’m not the gal (guy) that I should be
Mama taught me how to pray before I reached the age of seven
And when I’m down on my knees, that’s when I’m close to heaven
Daddy lived his life for eight kids and wife, you do what you must do
But he showed me enough of what it takes to get you through
Mac Lellan, Gene