Today's devotion is based on the Gospel of John's account of Jesus attending the wedding feast. When the wine which had been water was given to the master of the feast, he said, "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." This, the first of His signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested His glory. And His disciples believed in Him.
This miracle of Jesus, which John calls signs, is a foretaste of the things to come—both for Him and for us. The wine He made for this village wedding foreshadows the wine of the heavenly banquet in the kingdom of God. It is a sign of celebration to come. But it is more than that. We can hardly avoid being reminded of the Communion wine—of Jesus' blood, shed for us on the cross.
Every time we receive Communion, we are reminded of the price Jesus paid to free us from death and evil—and of the joy we have with Him as we share His resurrected eternal life.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Thank you,
Heavenly Father, for Jesus. It is only through him that we will be able to celebrate the Heavenly Banquet awaiting us in the future. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen. Dear Jesus, please bring many more people to celebrate with You at the heavenly banquet. Amen.