Jesus and His disciples were guests at a wedding in nearby Cana. After some time, the wine for the feast had unexpectedly run out. Mary not wanting the groom to suffer embarrassment and shame, presented the problem to Jesus so that he might fix it. His response was abrupt yet full of meaning, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come."
Referring to the reason God sent Him here, Jesus was about to perform a miracle that would drive this point home.
Jesus instructed His disciples to get six stone jars that were used for purification rituals. These jars would contain the purest water for washing that meant to cleanse one from sin. Then he told them to fill the jars with water. When they were filled to the top, He instructed them to draw out some and take it to the master of the feast. The master was astounded by how good this new wine tasted and said, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now."
The disciples, knowing that Jesus had miraculous turned water into wine, were amazed by this sign and believed in Jesus. Some might just see this as a great parlor trick, but it was not. What Jesus did was far more significant than that.
For those who had faith to see, God through sending Jesus, was making all things new. Jesus performed this miracle to point to His purpose. The hour was coming when He would die on the cross, becoming the new wine and purifying the sinner who believes and partakes of Him.