Friday, July 17, 2009

I love my husband

I have been puzzling over the Water into Wine miracle in John 2 for a couple of days now. It seems to me all of the parables have a deeper meaning than you can see on the surface. I believe that the water into wine parable is probably the same. So here are the possibilities that I have come up with.

1. Jesus turning the water into wine was symbolic of turning us from water into something more worthwhile wine.
2. Jesus turning water into wine was symbolic of the kick off event of His Journey to Calvary. His blood is the wine and he is getting ready to be sacrificed.
3. It is just a story of the glory of God and how he can change water into wine with just a word.

So I mention the way I am spinning on this and my husband says something along the lines of "Takes quite a bit to make wine" (he used to make his own wine). And part of making wine is removing all the sediment.

AHHHHHH, okay here is my take of how this could be a symbolism. Jesus turned water into wine with just words. Previously, it would take much hard work, much refining to make the wine. What happens if the wine was the process to get to heaven? If before Jesus, there was much work to be done to get to heaven. Following rules. If rules are broken, making amends through slaying animals (which would have cost you a pretty penny if you broke a lot of rules). Now we just (and I say just in only the sense that it is pretty easy to say the words, not so easy to get to the place where you want to say them or feel you can say them) say the words that "I am sorry. Please forgive me. I believe you died on the cross for me." and we are wine...the best wine of the whole night.

God is continually showing me his word in ways that help me to live my life. How does understanding this help me live my life. Well, there was a guest doing a sermon at our church and although I was not there, I understood that he said that all the old testament rules apply to us. I am going to go over to his website and see how he qualifies this because Paul and Peter both say that the Old Testament rules on food are not necessary. And Paul deliberately says that circumcision is a sin, if you do it for the reasons of being Jewish.


Philippians 4:7 Then God will give you peace, a peace which is too wonderful to understand. That peace will keep your hearts and minds safe as you trust in Christ Jesus.