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The miracle of Jesus turning water into wine is important for a couple of reasons. For starters, it is the first miracle Jesus performs in public. Second, and far more important, it shows Jesus’ authority and natural ability to lead. When Mary asked Jesus to help, she probably was not asking for a miracle. But she recognized Jesus as someone who could take charge and figure out a solution to the problem. The same goes for the servants who probably didn’t know Jesus, but recognized Him as someone who could be followed. It is no wonder the disciples so readily followed Jesus. His compassion, leadership, and trustworthiness must have been apparent to everyone around Him.

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