I’ve been reading through John lately and that has been a recurring theme. If you’ve kept up with the blog any, a theme lately in my life has been hope. In my last post, I expressed how I’d forgotten to hope. It had been an element of the gospel I’d unintentionally trained myself to forget, which robbed me of a lot of joy. This truth has reignited that hope and joy.
While reading through John, Jesus alludes to the cross. Throughout John’s recounting of the gospel, foreshadowing of what was to come is prevalent.
John 2 tells the story of a wedding at Cana in Galilee. At this wedding, they run out of wine and they all start freaking out and they go to Jesus. At first Jesus is all, “woman..” ( no, literally, he says that), then he tells them to fill the jars with water. Scripture says they filled them to the brim. Completely full. Whatever we need, Jesus fills to the brim. Lacking nothing. Jesus then tells them to take off the top and give it to the head honcho for the evening, the master of the feast, and head honcho says, “Everyone serves good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” (John 2: 10). He saved the best for last. He saved the best for them. Jesus is the best, and we have been given the best. Jesus gave us what we did not deserve in dying on the cross; forgiveness of sin and life with God. The best was yet to come then. Jesus hadn’t gone to the cross yet. We live in the day where Jesus has already died and risen again and is seated in heaven, but one day He will come back. God is still moving. Jesus still has to come back to Earth. The best is yet to come.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If is were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself, that where I am, you may be also.” John 14:1-3
Jesus is coming again! He has died, been pierced for our transgressions, and by His wounds we are healed. He has died, risen, and gone to prepare a place for you with Him in heaven. The best is yet to come yall!!!
We live in a broken and dying world. Our world is plagued with sin. BUT that is not where our story ends because of Jesus. We don’t have to live in this dying world as dying people, we are given life through Jesus and can spend eternity with Him in heaven! Not only that, the best is yet to come because, you are still alive. God’s not done with you yet! His unique plan for you is not finished, He still has more to accomplish in and through you. The best is yet to come!!
This isn’t a grand theology post. This doesn’t have much deep value, but this is truth. Jesus is still to come someday. You are still here and God is on throne. The best is yet to come!! My prayer for this post is that you will rejoice in that simple truth. Rejoice in the truth of the gospel that we get to partake in Jesus’ resurrection and be given new life in Him and one day spend eternity with Him. The best is yet to come in so many ways!!