Chapter 2: Topical Index
Years ago when I was studying the Gospel of John and this first miracle, I was struck by John's admission in chapter 21 that he only selected certain miracles of Jesus to prove his claims of Messiahship. I began looking at the seven claims of Jesus. I am the water of life; I am the bread of life; I am the resurrection, etc. But what is striking in John is that each of those claims has a supporting miracle that proves the claim. I am the water of life (John 4-and the woman at the well) is the claim supported in John 2 by turning the water into wine. He chose the gladdest day in a couple's life and sanctioned their wedding feast and performed the first great miracle of his ministry. The other miracles and claims are equally as wonderful.