When the wine runs out...
The enjoyment at that wedding was high. Everyone was excited and happy, and there seemed to be plenty of wine. Actually, nothing on earth is a more joyful occasion than a wedding. Everyone celebrates, and no one is unhappy. It is the beginning of a new life, the continuation of human existence.
Traditionally, a marriage feast always has wine, and even the feast itself largely depends on wine. And so it was at the wedding in Cana of Galilee to which Jesus of Nazareth was invited. They were enjoying the wine. The future looked bright, and everyone was excited and full of joy. It seemed as though it would never end, when all of a sudden—the wine ran out! (John 2:1-3)
Today our human life is just like that wedding feast at Cana of Galilee. There is, no doubt, some real joy in human living. We have material things, our family and friends, and other types of pleasure. Sometimes, there is real excitement. The future may look bright, and there seems to be plenty of ‘wine’ to drink. However, the ‘wine’ of our human life, our human enjoyment, is just like the wine at the wedding feast of Cana—it runs out. Human enjoyment is fleeting—it is real, but it is running out. Sooner or later in every situation, in every relationship, in every type of human pleasure, the wine runs out.
Actually, our human life is just the poor wine, inferior in quality and quickly exhausted. The better wine is the Lord’s life, the divine and eternal life that we receive from Christ. In this life, the joy and enjoyment never end.
You can receive Jesus right now. He is waiting to fill you with the life of God. Open to Him now by praying in this way:
Lord Jesus, thank You for changing death into life.
Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins and being resurrected.
O Lord Jesus, I receive You right now. Come into me and fill me with Yourself.
Lord Jesus, change my death into life. Amen.
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