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…And His Disciples Believed in Him


When most of us think of the wedding feast at Cana, we rightfully focus on the Lord’s first miracle. However, there is another important subplot to this story…the power of the Blessed Mother’s intercession. When relating the details of this event (Jn 2:1-11), the apostle John states, “On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.” He then continues, “Jesus was also invited to the marriage, with His disciples.” Most scripture scholars will tell you that John’s gospel is very detail oriented and there is a reason for everything he says. Do you think it’s just a coincidence that he highlights Mary’s presence or is it possible he was trying to tell us that she plays an important role in this miracle?

When Mary notices that the wine has run out, she informs Jesus and He performs the miracle of turning water into wine. Not only are the bride and groom spared a great deal of embarrassment, but something even more important takes place – His disciples believed in Him. (Jn 2:11)

Mary was at the wedding…

Mary informed Jesus that there was a problem…
Jesus fixed the problem by performing a miracle…
The disciples saw what Jesus did and believed in Him.

Never underestimate the power of Mary’s intercession. Turn to Mary with all of your problems, doubts or fears. Just as at Cana, she will immediately take them to Jesus…who really can perform miracles!

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