Best for Last
“And he said to him, ‘Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now’” (John 2.10 NKJV).
Jesus’ first miracle was at the wedding at Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. There were 6 large stone water pots filled with 20 to 30 gallons of water each, equaling to anywhere from 120 to 180 gallons of new wine. Jesus told the servants to bring the wine to the Master of Ceremony (a guest of honor who oversaw the festivities), and he declared to the bridegroom, “You have kept the good wine until now.” This declaration is symbolic of Jesus being the New Wine poured out, offering grace to the entire world. But there is another meaning behind this statement: God loves to save the best for last, but the best only comes after Jesus has masterminded it. Sometimes in our life, God seems to tarry with His promises, but we forget that Jesus is overseeing every single promise that God has made in our life. The world will try to tempt us with cheaper versions of God’s “wine,” but these instant gratifications will not have the transforming power of Jesus in them. We must wait in the process that Jesus is conducting in our lives, gathering as many stone pots as possible. So when Jesus does finally come through for us, we will have gallons of water ready for His best. The wait is part of the process, and it will be worth it once we taste the sweetness of what Jesus can accomplish when we rely and wait on Him.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3.20 NLT).