The reading for Monday is John Chapter 2.
Here is what I heard, and I promise it is not what you heard:
John 2: 11
This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.
Jesus very first miracle was that of turning water into wine at a wedding banquet. After doing that, his disciples believed in his divine power.
Reading this just made me chuckle.
“Really God? This is my verse for today?” I said out loud to Him, “Thank you!”
Since March I have been brainstorming about a wine blog. An unassuming, fun, casual place where regular people could exchange ideas and learn about wine together.
But I have been struggling with how that matches up with my true blogging love, blogging here at MomsToolbox about reading the Bible. I don’t want to lead anyone down the wrong path. And I don’t plan to do so… VineSleuth Uncorked will not glorify wine, but will share my adventure in learning about it and enjoying it more.
And now I’m pretty sure my Father has told me that the wine blog is okay. It’s okay to mention my other venture here.
I won’t be doing any cross promotions between the two blogs as I do between this one and MomsTravelTales, but I don’t have to worry about leading two distinct lives.
Today’s reading just made me laugh and smile and say “Thank you.”
Lord, I am still nervous as I type this up and share it with those you have brought to read and study with me.
But I am encouraged by you.
Thank you for that first miracle, and thank you for saving today’s passage for me. I am so thankful you didn’t allow me to assign this one to any of our guest SOAP’ers, but saved it for me to share.
Please continue to guide me in keeping MomsToolbox as you intend for it to be. Please also guide me as I build VineSleuth, that it may also be honoring in its own way.
PS: The second part of John 2, where Jesus clears the temple of those selling things, also made me smile as I knew He was talking to me.
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What about you? What did you see and hear in your reading of John 2?
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