John 2:9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now 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, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him. ESV
God’s Word about this wedding began way back in Genesis, with a rib.a One rib that turned one flesh into two people that completed the image of God, “male and female He created them.” Then God set up a condition, a promise and a blessing.b The condition was the agreement to each set aside others in order to be joined together. The promise was there would be a unique new “oneness” that would strengthen their own individuality. The blessing was, in that joining each would become more fully themselves [naked] before one another. That’s the ideal. This wedding is the next act of God’s story.
It’s about introducing Jesus into the marriage. All the expected trimmings of a celebration of family and friends with food and drink aren’t enough to make God’s ideal a reality without Jesus attending the party. God’s intent for the marital relationship was that it would flesh out the relationship He desired to have with His people. God is the bridegroom and his church, you and I, are His bride, but it takes Jesus to keep the party going. “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now…And his disciples believed in him.”