“The master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew…“
It was a secret miracle, hidden from the most important people at the wedding feast. The master of the banquet has no clue where it came from, and assumes it was the bridegroom’s plan the whole time. One imagines the bridegroom, likewise clueless about the source of the wine and already buzzed from celebrating, shrugging after the master praises him for saving the best wine until now.
But the servants knew. It was a secret among Jesus, his mother, and the servants.
Much of Jesus’ best work is like this. He has no need for recognition and accolades from anyone. He seems to delight in hiding these things from the important people, and revealing them to servants and children, those society has deemed unimportant.
It’s a hilarious, frivolous miracle, and only a few lowly servants know what has actually happened. Everyone is blessed but hardly anyone knows how or why. One imagines Jesus raising his glass, winking at the servants, and putting his finger to his lips as if to say, “Let’s just enjoy being the only ones in on this joke.”