Fresh Hope – 7th September 2020

I’m pretty sure that all of us today are patiently waiting for a better tomorrow.  So far 2020 has turned out pretty disastrous, so is the hope of a better day ever going to come?
The answer is a resounding yes!

In fact, it’s waiting to happen for YOU right now! Every brighter tomorrow has to find itself wrapped up in one of your mundane todays. 

In John chapter one, each new section begins with the same three words, ‘the next day’.
The next day‘ appears three times in that chapter. 
Maybe your life at present is punctuated only by those three words: the next day. It’s possible that your very existence is being rolled into one big mundane experience. In fact, It would seem for most that each of the days in the last five months have been staring right back at us, and declaring that nothing has changed, in fact if anything, it’s just getting worse.  But then comes that breakthrough moment; a moment when the mundane ceases, and the miraculous comes knocking on our door.

John Chapter two opens with a brand new set of words… ‘on the third day’.
These four words not only open the curtains to a new day, but a day that announces fresh hope for us all. 

On this particular third day, Jesus performed His very first miracle for two very ordinary people at their wedding. Today, Jesus has a third day waiting for you too, no matter how ordinary you may feel, as we realise that at the very heart of the Christian message is a third day on which Jesus Himself rose from the dead.

I want to encourage you to be full of expectation that your third day is waiting just around the corner. Meanwhile, enjoy every moment as you wait patiently for your breakthrough. Invite Jesus into your day right now and allow Him to meet your deepest needs.  

John 2:1-11 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, ‘They have no more wine.’ ‘Woman, why do you involve me?’ Jesus replied. ‘My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from eighty to a hundred and twenty litres. Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realise where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’ What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. 

Pastor Mark

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