John 2:9–10: “When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, ‘Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!'”

December 6th, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional

There are so many aspects of Jesus’ first miracle, recorded in John’s gospel, that grab our attention and leave us without scientific answers. Here God created “vintage” in a split second, while standing at a distance, and without touching the object. Just what manipulations, on the molecular level, did He perform to adjust the chemistry of the water to wine? How did He do that?! We won’t know the answer till eternity.

But there is an element of this miracle that has a spiritual application and that is the quality of the wine produced by God the Son. It is fascinating that the steward of the wedding feast described this instant wine as being the best, and was amazed that such excellent wine was saved until the end of the feast. Of course that is the way God works in our lives as well. It is at the end of life that the best things will come to God’s children. With Satan, he promises instant gratification, and then, at the end, when he has duped his victim into a stupor through pleasure, the deadly poison comes. This is what the steward of the wedding feast was expecting to come at the end, the inferior wine; so he was surprised when he found just the opposite. We will find that God has saved the very best for the end of life, just as Jesus did at the wedding feast of Galilee.

“Lord, help us to stay focused on You and to remember that being in heaven for eternity with You is the reality waiting for us at the end. Help us to live our lives walking before You, as people of integrity and grace, so that others might be blessed by You through us today.”