Friday, March 18, 2005

Wine, the Drink of Heaven?

Wine must surely be the designated beverage of the heavenly hosts. Is that a stretch?

Have you thought about how prominent wine is in the New Testament? It is mentioned about 40 times and in that it was used as the subject of word pictures, illustrations, and casual conversation shows how prevalent it was to the culture. God incarnate made His first miracle the changing of water into wine at the wedding at Cana.

Even the inspired writers of Scripture knew what we are just coming around to admitting; namely that wine is good for you! Consider the counsel of the apostle Paul to Timothy: “Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.” (1 Timothy 5:23)

Recent studies in France, Sweden and the United States have found that wine in moderation is great for lowering cholesterol, regulating blood pressure and improves over-all heart health. Now you know why those Frenchmen can sit down and ingest their buttery sauces and fat laden cuisine with impunity.

Now what I am wondering is just what wine tastes like that is made by the One who Created the universe? If Jesus made wine for the wedding at Cana, why wouldn’t we think there will be wine at the wedding feast of the Lamb? I suspect, it would be out of this world! “Then the angel said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!' " And he added, "These are the true words of God." Revelation 19:9

I can’t wait to raise a glass of that!


Anonymous said...

Well stated!

Ron said...

Soli Deo Gloria! L'Chaim!!

Anonymous said...

....we'll tip a glass together at that feast-God bless you!