I recently preached on the first miracle of our Lord in John 2:1-11. It was a fascinating and rewarding experience for me. Commonly known as the miracle of the “water to wine”, we encounter our Lord, his mother and some disciples at a wedding feast in Cana. Running out of wine at the wedding, our Lord turns the water contained in six large water pots into wine. As I studied this passage, one thing in particular struck me with regard to John’s intention in gospel-writing. He wants his reader to believe that “Jesus Christ is the Son of God and believing Him you may have life in His name” (John 20:31). He demonstrates this point by a selective (20:30) record of Christ’s signs (and teachings). John tells us (2:11) that Christ manifests his glory in His performance of signs and wonders.