The Focus: Life with Him is best


This week I’m meeting with a recently engaged young couple who are beginning to plan and prepare for their wedding. Whether I’m officiating at a wedding or I’m a guest, I thoroughly enjoy weddings … they are moments filled with joy, delight and celebration!

Did you know that weddings in Jesus’ day were even more of a spectacular event? The wedding celebration would last for an entire week! (Hey Dads …. can you imagine how much that would cost??)

Although Jesus was on a mission to save the world – – He still look time to attend a wedding at Cana and participate in the festivities. In fact, He performed His first miracle at that wedding.

In the New Testament book of John 2:11 we read … “This miracle at Cana in Galilee was Jesus’ first public demonstration of His heaven-sent power…”

Everyone at the Cana wedding celebration was excited because of the power that God displayed. It caused His disciples to believe that Jesus really was the Messiah.

It seems that people today look everywhere EXCEPT to God for excitement. Many seek excitement by attending sporting events, concerts, and even wedding celebrations … but would never consider a worship service. We somehow expect God to be dull and boring.

But, just as the wine that Jesus made at the Cana wedding was the best … so life with Him is the best!

May the ‘Church’ never be known as place that is dull and boring … but a place that is filled with God’s best … His love, joy and excitement!!

Expect and accept God’s best today and enjoy a full, exciting life! Oh … and let’s give Him our BEST!

By Dennis Wheeler

Dennis Wheeler is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with his weekly column The Focus. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.

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