Have you ever felt empty–Dried up, like you have no more to give? I’m sure we all feel that way from time to time, but many folks feel that way ALL the time. I’ve even heard people go so far as to say they felt “dead inside,” and especially if they’ve spent years in sin and rebellion. I’ve also heard it said that because of sin, we are all born with a God-shaped vacuum inside of us, and that only God could fill that void. Before I was saved, I felt very empty inside–almost dead if you will. Today, with the Lord’s mercy, I feel as full as ever. Still, even as a Christian, if I go long enough without spending time in prayer, or in the Word, or with fellow believers, I can start to feel empty again. We simply cannot get very far from our power source before we start to run out of juice. As Jesus’ first public miracle, He turned water into wine. It was at a wedding feast that had run completely out of wine. Do you think there was any significance there in the way He had the barrels filled with plain water, and then turned it into wine! Do you think there might be some significance in it being His first public miracle?
If you’re feeling empty these days, He’s still right where He’s always been. Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. God is still the only thing that can fill a God-shaped vacuum!
“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… Then he [master of the banquet] 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.'” John 2:7-10