What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Who makes your wine?

By Creg

When I was 13 my family went on a cruise in the Bahamas. One of the first things I remember is going into our room on the ship & finding a bottle of white wine, courtesy of our travel agent. My dad told my brother & me that it tasted like Sprite & said, "Drink up boys." So we did. Talk about "fire in the hole". Whew!

What is the oldest institution that is still a big part of our lives today? If you said marriage go to the front of the class. It's older than sin. So what does wine have to do with marriage? Go to John chapter 2.
1On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."
Big deal, right? Not at a 1st century Jewish wedding that lasted a week & was basically a time for the groom to say, "I've got what it takes to provide for my bride." Are spouses going to come up short sometimes? Without a doubt.There are times when I'm not worthy of being respected & submitted to by my wife.
I'm thinking of a scene from the movie Jerry McGuire when he looks at his fiancee & says, "You complete me." Is there anything wrong with a Christian saying that? If my wife looks to me for her fulfillment she's going to be disappointed quite often. Spouses who look to the other for completeness need to change their focus & rely on Jesus for true fulfillment that only He can give you. In my marriage I know without a doubt that Chelsa will never leave me. Believe me, it has nothing to do with my qualifications as a good husband. If you look at the husband rankings I fall in the dufus category, which is right under a nit wit. The reason I'm sure about her is because I know she loves God more than me. Did you notice that Mary looked to Jesus for her supply? Shouldn't we do the same? Continue in John 2.

7Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim. 8Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet." They did so, 9and 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.

Does the groom know anything about what happened? He doesn't, & it won't be the last time the groom doesn't have a clue in a marriage! Jesus saved the groom from disaster & he doesn't even know it. When has Jesus intervened in your life & you didn't know it until later? All you knew was that the wine kept flowing.


Then he called the bridegroom aside 10and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."

When you let Jesus make the wine that is your life, He only makes the best!


2 comments:

  1. this is good stuff Creg. and Satan wants us to ignorantly take credit for the good wine in our life. we have to remember to pass that credit along to God...

    thanks for this post this morning!

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  2. Good point. Too often I take credit when things are going great, but blame God when things turn sour.

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