Operation wine skin
“But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.”
No matter what way it’s looked at there is a need to stay flexible to God’s ways.
In the heart of what Jesus shares with us there’s always a preparation or restoration needing to happen for it to bring life. There’s always elements of this restorative atmosphere that comes with the words He speaks. To receive the full impact of these pears of life always costs change and letting go of our perceptions of what we should be doing.
33 And they said to Him, “The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? 35 “But the days will come; and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days.”
36 And He was also telling them a parable: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled out, and the skins will be ruined. 38 “But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 “And no one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, ‘The old is good enough.'” Luke 5:33-39
Why did Jesus respond in this way?
What is God saying?
What can we see about His heart?
Jesus declars Himself bridegroom
One we can see Him declaring Himself as bridegroom. He also expresses that when there’s the bridegroom connection the focus and behaviors change.