Today’s Reading: John 2:1-25 (additional reading: Psalm 103:1-22 & Proverbs 14:17-19)
I have discovered that when it comes to managing our time, many of us are not good stewards! Many of us both in and out of the church often times find ourselves burning the candle at both ends. In fact Dante wrote: “He who know most grieves most for wasted time.”
As a result, we tend to become easily burned out. We spend so much time on things that really don’t matter when it comes to the Kingdom, that we can’t handle the things that do matter! I can’t speak for you, but I have found myself in this position many times, that as a result, I find myself at a loss when it comes to doing the things of God and every now and then, I lose my zeal, my will to go on, and my determination. It seems as if your wine has run out!
Today’s text paints for us a mirror-like metaphor of the world we live in. It parallels the current situation that many of us find ourselves in each and every day! The text lets us know that there was a marriage feast going on, and at such feasts, it was customary to serve wine as the drink. However, shortly after the feast begins, a tragic thing happens. After only three days into the week long celebration, the wine runs out! And that’s what happens in many of our lives today. Soon after you start serving the Lord, doing His will, walking in His way, turning away from sin, leaving ungodly folk behind, changing your lifestyle and mindset, your wine begins to run out!
When we find ourselves in this situation, we need to find the source. Mary knew where to go, she knew what she had to do and she didn’t waste time fooling with everything else.. Likewise, we have to know how to find the source. We need to know how to go to God in our time of need.
Once we find the source we need to fill up. One who fills himself with the Word is one who is “fully satisfied…” When someone is filled with the Word they are completely full with it to the point that it permeates and pervades throughout their very being. They’ve so much Word on the inside, that it literally runs over and pours out in their everyday walk with the Master! When we fill ourselves with God’s Word, it becomes a part of our inner person, it infiltrates us and when it becomes part of our inner man, we say what David said “Your Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against you!” We fill up with His Word, it will eventually become a part of us. His Word will become more than just mere words put together on a page, it will become a living, breathing, and life changing Word! That will have meaning to us.