Wounds>> into Wisdom!
Part of my morning routine, after lunches are packed and husband is off to work, is to sit down with my kids while they eat breakfast. During this time I talk to them and open up my Bible. Educators always say that you should not only read to your children, but that you should read IN FRONT of your children so that they understand how important reading is.
On the same line – not only do I want them to see how important reading is… but how important being in God’s Word is. When you start your day with the living water, the breath of life carries you throughout your day.
Today’s study was about John 2:1-11. It is a story about a wedding. At the celebration the wine was about to run dry. Quickly and quietly Jesus worked behind the scenes to turn water into wine so that hosts of the wedding would not be embarrassed. The banquet master was surprised when he tasted the wine that it was better than what had first been served.
The lesson from all of this is that when we invite Jesus into every aspect of our lives, HE can exchange our past pain for present comfort. He can take old wounds and turn them into fresh wisdom. All we have to do is ask!
So, I leave you with this funny story I read:
Years ago when Johnny Carson was the host of The Tonight Show, he interviewed an eight year old boy. The boy had rescued two friends from a coal mine outside his hometown. As Johnny questioned the boy, it became apparent that he was a Christian. So Johnny asked him if he attended Sunday School. When the boy said he did, Johnny asked, “what are you learning in Sunday School?” The boy replied, “Last week our lesson was about when Jesus went to a wedding and turned water into wine.” The audience roared, but Johnny asked, “and what did you learn from that story?” The boy squirmed in his chair. It was apparent he hadn’t thought about this. But then he lifted his face and said, “If you are going to have a wedding, make sure you invite Jesus!”