Saving the Best for Last

Reading the book of John the other day, I paused on the section describing Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine.  The master of the bridegroom, after tasting it, said “You have kept the good wine until now.”  The more I pondered this statement, the more I thought of how God does the same thing with us. 

He is saving the best for last.  Just think a few moments about heaven.  There will be no more pain or sorrow, no more tears or suffering and no more longings.  There will be no more arguing, no more anger or bitterness or vengeance.  There will be no more marriage to an imperfect human because we will collectively be the bride of Christ.

Jesus told Nathanael “You will see greater things than these” and so will we.  For the hope we have does not disappoint.  We can’t imagine all that God has planned for those who love Him.  No eye has seen no ear has heard the unimaginable things God has in store for us.  We don’t know what heaven will really be like.  We don’t know what we will be like, except that we shall be like Him. 

Disney’s movie Meet the Robinsons has a scene it in I just love.  In the scene, an orphan boy is transported back in history to see his real mother.   But rather than embracing her, he decides not to touch her.  When questioned about it, he replies, “I already have a family.”  It’s touching because throughout the movie he comes face-to-face with the family he will have in the future.  After have a glimpse of the future and knowing what awaits him, he is recharged, encouraged and his resolve is renewed.  He has the courage to persevere any failure, the hope to continue and the strength to wait for the good to come. 

We have a glimpse of the future too.  When we choose to remember there is more than meets the eye here on earth, we live with a new sense of direction.  We have confidence in God and His promises.  Therefore, we are able to carry on doing good without growing weary for we know we will reap a harvest at the right time. 

Are you discouraged about your circumstances?  Are you longing for a better day?  Are you wishing you were a different person?  Go to God in prayer and in His word.  Read what He has to say about your future.  Remember His plans are to give us a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).  Think on the things God desires and you will find strength to carry on like you never knew you had.

Lord, thank you for saving the best for last.  Thank you for giving us a hope for the future.  Thank you for your perseverance enabling us to be patient until you return.  Equip us to live in light of the future you have in store for us.  In Jesus’ name Amen.

 

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