What I Read Today;
2 Corinthians 3; John 2; Daniel 11-12; Proverbs 15-16; 2 Chronicles 31-32; Numbers 36
In John chapter 2, we see the story of Jesus turning water into wine. It is easy to focus on the miracle. This is, in fact, the first miracle that Jesus does while he is here on earth. But I would like to focus on something else about this miracle.
Our life is Christ on this earth is similar to the wedding with the old wine. When we first come to Christ, our lives change. Jesus gives us blessings upon blessings. We are immediately Justified because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Jesus promises to walk with us every day during this life. We are given the gift of the Holy Spirit to draw us ever closer to God. Jesus changes our hearts from a heart that runs from God to a heart that wants to, more and more, know God. Jesus blesses us with love, grace, and mercy in ever-growing amounts.
However, Jesus promises us much more in the next life. At the moment our soul departs our body, Jesus promises us that we will be with him. Like the thief on the cross, we will be in paradise with him. Jesus promises there will be no more darkness, no more sickness, no more suffering, and no more tears. We won’t struggle for money or shelter. We won’t worry about our jobs. God will supply our every need as we worship our Lord and Savior every moment of every day. We will have that perfect fellowship with him that we can’t achieve in our lives. All of our guilt and shame will disappear in a moment when Jesus welcomes us to our new heavenly home!
Just like the new wine tasted so much better than the old wine, our lives will be far and away better when we are in the presence of Jesus.
In this miracle, Jesus is showing us that the best is yet to come!