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Commentary from 
Rivingtons, London, 1884
On this day is commemorated that beginning of Miracles by which "Jesus manifested forth His glory," so that "His disciples believed on Him."  The transmutation of water into wine revealed our Lord as possessing the power of a Creator; and showed that it was He Who had once taken of the dust of the earth and elevated it in the order of existence, so that by His breathing it became a living man.  This, therefore, is the Epiphany of Jesus as the Lord of a New Creation, by which His former work is to be exalted to a much higher place and function in the dispensation of His Providence: and in the act which is recorded He prefigured that work of re-creation which He now causes to be wrought in His Kingdom for the salvation of souls and bodies.  Simple elements pass silently beneath the power of  His blessing: His servants bear forth: water becomes generous wine.  So Baptism exalts the souls and bodies of men from the Kingdom of Nature to the Kingdom of Grace, and the Holy Eucharist is the means by which our whole nature is built up into the nature of Christ, elevated from one step to another, "Changed from glory to glory." 

Thus at a marriage supper was revealed the great truth of that Union between the Lamb of God and the Bride by which the virtue of the Incarnation of the Word is extended to fallen human nature.  And thus also are we taught, that in the Miracle which is being continually wrought by the elevation of lowly elements into sacramental substances, and by the regeneration and edification of souls through their operation, Christ is still "manifesting forth His glory" in every generation, and giving cause for His disciples to believe in Him.