And 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. Then he called the bridegroom aside and 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.” (John 2:9-10)
You have just enjoyed a pleasant meal out at a restaurant. You think you are all done and ready for your check when the server appears with an exquisite, fancy, tasty dessert. She announces “Courtesy of the chef. This dessert is on the house”.
Your surprise and delight with the dessert is only a tiny taste of what Jesus wants to do.
In the John 2 narrative the water jugs represent tradition, the law, the old way of doing things. The jugs were part of the purification rituals under the old Jewish law. But by obeying Jesus the servants were putting these traditional objects into a new use.
The miracle: Jesus has turned the water into wine.
The significance: The wine represents the new covenant in Jesus Christ.
Think again of what you have counted on for fulfillment that left you empty. Keep in mind that Jesus may or may not change the circumstances around the emptiness but he WILL give a new way of experiencing them. Christ, being the new wine, gives a replacement that goes beyond anything we can try on our own. Dwell on what the Psalmist says in 34:8 “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
What is the area of your life where you want to taste and see that the Lord is good? Where do you need a supernatural attitude adjustment?
Give thanks that Jesus gives the new wine and ask Him to transform that area of your life.