25. St. Peter and Paul Church, East Harling, East window, Miracle
at Cana, 1480.
With his mother standing at his side, Jesus performs his first,
public miracle at a wedding celebration in Cana. Running out of wine,
the host of the feast (John 2:9, the figure on the bottom, left-hand side
holding a palm and a cup) is instructed by Mary to listen to her son and
do whatever he asks. At the request of his concerned mother, Jesus
orders that the six, ceremonial jars be filled with water. The server
in the center of the scene obeys Jesus’ command while the bride and bridegroom
are seated patiently at the table to the left of Jesus. The jugs
of water turn into wine and Jesus’ first great miracle is observed.
His compassionate mother, the miracle’s catalyst, stands lovingly by him.