John 2:10 and said to him, “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.”
I love this verse of scripture connected to Christ’s first miracle. This is a great picture of the work of the Holy Spirit and how He has saved the best for last. I am convinced that a great revival is building as we come to the end of the age. It will be even better and stronger than those great Pentecostal days marking the beginning of the Christian Church. The joyful anticipation deepens as the day draws near. Recently I was reading a sermon by Spurgeon on this miracle. He pointed out that this miracle points to the even greater days after the coming of the Lord. Check out this story from Spurgeon’s message.
“And now, dear brethren and sisters, what shall I say about the lesson we are to learn from this fact of Christ keeping the best wine until now? Going home the other night I noticed the difference between the horse’s pace in coming here and going home, and I thought to myself, “ Ah! The horse goes well, because he is going home;” and the thought struck me, “ How well a Christian ought to go, because he is going home.” You know, if we were going from home, every rough stone in the road might check us, and we might need a good deal of whip to make us go. But it is going home Bless God, every step we take is going home. It may be knee-deep in trouble, but it is all on the road; we may be ankle-deep in fear, but it is going home; I may stumble, but I always stumble homewards. All my afflictions and grief’s, when they cast me down, but cast me onwards towards heaven. The mariner does not mind the waves, if every wave sends him nearer his haven, and he does not care how loudly howl the winds, if they only blow him nearer port. That is the Christian’s happy lot: he is going homeward. Let that cheer thee, Christian, and make thee travel on joyfully, not needing the whip to urge thee to duty, but always going on with alacrity through duty and through trial, because thou art going homeward.”
So I want to be as smart as Spurgeon’s horse. The horse knew he was headed home and he was pressing in. As I sense the importance and the nearness of the Lord’s return my gait intensifies.