Recently there was a royal wedding in England and their cake reflected their choices. Here this cake also shows the preferences of the couple and as we can see they must love New England fare. Cakes are one of my favorite things about weddings, as they symbolize one of the basics in marriage:eating. Another basic is drinking and there is a passage in the New Testament that discusses drinking in the context of a marriage celebration.
John 2:1-11 (WEB)
1) The third day, there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there.
2) Jesus also was invited, with his disciples, to the marriage.
3) When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine.”
4) Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with you and me? My hour has not yet come.”
5) His mother said to the servants, “Whatever he says to you, do it.”
6) Now there were six water pots of stone set there after the Jews’ way of purifying, containing two or three metretes apiece.
7) Jesus said to them, “Fill the water pots with water.” They filled them up to the brim.
8) He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the ruler of the feast.” So they took it.
9) When the ruler of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and didn’t know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the ruler of the feast called the bridegroom,
10) and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when the guests have drunk freely, then that which is worse. You have kept the good wine until now!”
11) This beginning of his signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
I couldn't even guess the number of times I have read this passage over the past 30 or so years, but its a lot. One obvious lesson is that Jesus has the power to change things. Changing water into wine is a power that could make one a lot of friends to be sure. The wine, however was not just wine but it was "good wine". Perhaps the character of the wine was a reflection of the character of Jesus or maybe it was a reflection of Jesus' opinion of the guests... who knows. Like the cake in the picture above, it will be remembered and perhaps THAT IS THE POINT.