Tuesday, May 15, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Num. 26:52-27:23; Prov. 23:12-35; Luke 1:57-80

And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true. John 10:41
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. John 2:11

Few at the marriage knew what Jesus had done. Turning water into wine was mainly for His disciples benefit. Life transitions generate doubts. Is this the right thing? Will it all turn out well? These former disciples of John, now choosing to follow Jesus, were undoubtedly struggling with similar emotions. Our Lord affirmed their new path with a miracle that John had never done. Are you struggling with doubt? He will confirm your soul too. Wait on Him. —S. McEachern

“Ask in faith,” God waits to answer, each petition, Spirit-wrought;
He will work in wondrous power, far beyond your highest thought. —Author Unknown

May 15

DAILY READINGS: Num. 26:52-27:23; Prov. 23:12-35; Luke 1:57-80

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV 

As you watch a butterfly lighting on a flower, think of its great transformation from a humble caterpillar to a fluttering creature of brilliant colour. It was once bound in a cocoon made of a silk thread 500 or more yards in length. But in that cocoon it built a valve-like exit door. In the fullness of time, the former caterpillar came out of that one-way door into the fresh air and sunshine, into newness of life. We too have been gloriously changed. Are you a new creation in Christ Jesus? —E. MacLelland

Transformed by grace divine, the glory shall be Thine;
To Thy most holy will, O Lord, we now our all resign.
—F. G. Burroughs