Jesus performed this first of his signs at Cana in Galilee. He revealed his glory and his disciples began to believe in him.
John’s gospel reflects on Jesus’ miracles, such as his transforming action at the Cana wedding, as signs. These signs point to more than what literally or physically happens in the action. The signs Jesus works in John are words and deeds that show God’s Spirit poured out for the life of the world, that show forth God’s glory.
The marriage feast that most concerns John is not the one in the story but the lasting and intimate relationship of faith between the risen Jesus and his disciples, including his mother. The abundant wine Jesus provides is not just for the wedding guests but for the community that continues to gather in his name.