Better Than Wine 3

“Your love is better than wine.”

The love of Christ is like those clusters of grapes gathered into a basket. There are so many grapes to gather we could never stop filling them.

The wonderful love of Jesus Christ seen in the manger of Bethlehem,

the love of Jesus in the workshop of Nazareth, the love of Jesus in his holy ministry,

the love of Jesus in the temptation in the wilderness, the love of Jesus in his miracles,

the love of Jesus in his communion with his disciples, the love of Jesus and being so poor that he did not have a place to put his head on a pillow,

the love of Jesus and during such contradiction of sinners against himself,

the love of Jesus in his death, burial and resurrection!

Better than Wine 2

“Your love is better than wine.”

We also see the love of Christ in the winepress. See those clusters of grapes being crushed.

We see when this crushing began he sweats “as it were great drops of blood.”

How the grapes of his love were crushed over and over again when he gave his back to those who whipped him and his cheeks to those who plucked off his beard.

The grapes of his compassion were crushed when he did not hide his face from shame and spitting.

But how the red wine flowed from the wine press when he was nailed to the cross, when suffered in body, was depressed and spirit and forsaken of his God.

It was then you heard the cry the winepress, “My God my God why have you abandoned me?” Stand there at the wine press of the cross see the sounds that come from it both terrible and sweet.

Stand there and believe that all your sins were carried by him that he suffered what you should have suffered and as your Substitute was crushed for you.

Yes his love is better than wine.

How can one not weep, when he reads this?

Better than Wine

“Your love is better than wine.”

Now, think about the love of Christ in the wine bottle where his precious love is stored up for you.

The love of his promises given to you.

The love of his providence that rules for you.

The love of his intercession where he pleads for you.

The love of his representation for he stands at the right hand of the Father as Representative of his people.

The love of his union with his people for you are one with him as members of his body.

The love of all that he is and all that he was and all that he shall ever be!

For in every way and in all circumstances he loves you and his love will never end.