"...the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now." Obviously, this practice was unheard of as indicated by the governor's surprise. That which Christ offers always exceeds in excellence any substitute that man can conjure up.
"This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee...." Lastly, we must consider the picture of this miracle. Why did God choose the first miracle to be that of water being turned into wine? The word for miracle here is often rendered sign in the Authorized Version. Everything Jesus ever did here on earth has significance. This first sign (miracle) has some valuable lessons for us today as well as to those in Bible days. The Bible says in Isaiah 55:1, "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." This verse is Millennial in its context. It speaks of the salvation offered freely to all who are willing to believe in the Messiah. At the second coming, Israel will be converted as a nation (Zech 12,13) and will enjoy the salvation of their Messiah all through the Millennium. The wine spoken of here in Isaiah signifies the joy and sustaining power of such a salvation. When Christ came the first time, He offered the nation of Israel the kingdom. This miracle pictured the joy of the kingdom. The wine that could be freely attained through faith in the Messiah of Israel.
However, this miracle also pictures something else. It pictures the blood of Christ. In Matthew 26, Jesus said that the blood of the grape pictured His blood. In this very first miracle of the world's Redeemer, we see a beautiful picture of the vehicle by which man's redemption would be accomplished, the blood of Christ. How appropriate, that the first miracle performed should be one in which the blood of man's redemption is seen, the blood shed by the One who came "to seek and to save that which was lost."
"...and His disciples believed on Him." "They believed on Him, the disciples of Him." This would be a word for word rendering. The aspect of their belief is emphatic. They humbled their hearts and recognized Christ for Who He is. May we do the same.