I’m running around today preparing for a shower that I’m hosting tomorrow. It is the second for this family which we’ve given, so many of the same people will be there whom I met before. I noted last time that this was a punch-drinking bunch! So, as I make the punch today which I have to transport in large frozen bins, I decided to serve this recipe first, then change to my old standby recipe to keep the punch bowl full in case they put it down like they did before. This kind of reminds me of Jesus at the wedding in Cana, only in reverse. As they ran out of wine, he turned the six large urns of water into the very best wine. And the comment that stands out in the story that makes Jesus’s ways so different: “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”
In our lives, we are often lured into some bad things when Satan serves the fun and the enticement up front. Then, we’re caught in a downward spiral. You start by thinking “It just doesn’t get any better than this.” And, that is the truth–it’s usually downhill from there.
Jesus knows our need for our lives to have increasing meaning. He knows our desire for life to get better with value and reward. With Jesus, He saves the best for last. As we approach our final days here, it only gets better as heaven awaits. Morning by morning, new mercies I see. Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before.