John 2:1-11 Jesus came to give us joy

Some people have trouble understanding this first miracle of Jesus because it involves supplying alcohol to a group of people who have already drunk a fair bit. However, the Christian faith is all about joy and Jesus, as the Messiah, has come to bring to inaugurate his kingdom. As Christians we celebrate the fact that Jesus has come and we celebrate that we are part of his kingdom and enjoying life to the full. Wine and joy are often linked in the Old Testament.