3/10 Life in the Parkie Lane

Fresh and New                                         

Everything is fresh and new!  Spring always brings the idea of things springing back to life all fresh and new!

The Jewish wedding celebration referred to in this passage lasted seven days. All the supplies, food, beverages etc had been carefully planned, but the wine ran out on the third day.  After a few days of no refrigeration the freshly squeezed grape juice (wine) had fermented. It eventually ran out.  The need was immediate and great. Where to find more fresh wine (grape juice). Now.  It seems Joseph was no longer living because Mary approached Jesus, her adult son, to see if He had any ideas.

They gathered up and filled six water pots that held 18-24 gallons each. Jesus asked them to fill them with water and bring tem to the governor of the wedding. He was astonished at the quality of the wine.  He expected nasty 3-day old fermented wine rather than fresh juice.

Many times God has refreshed my spirit when life seems spoiled and rotten, when I am at the end of me. Even after a season of deadness and rottenness things can be made fresh and new.  God has shown me never to give up on Him, He will come through and refresh my spirit.

"When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now." John 2:9-10.

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