September 14, 2022

low light photography of wine of barrels - Photo by Marvin L on Unsplash

Mark 2:22 NLT (New Living Translation)

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.”

Pastor's Commentary

While taking a leadership course early in my military career, I learn a valuable lesson; people are naturally resistant to change. This is a universal fact, not just restricted to the military. It occurs in businesses, schools, homes, and even the church.

Another thing I learned is that people will embrace change if they are convinced that the change will eventually be better. But the result of a beneficial change is manifested over time. So, many try to embrace the new, while holding on to the past. But unfortunately, when doing so, the end result is not what is desired. This was Jesus’ point in God’s Word for today.

New wine naturally expands because of fermentation, so the wine container must be able to adjust to the expansion. The same is true with the forthcoming transition of our church. New leadership will call for members to be open to new ideas. The new season will be like a change from a harsh cold, wet winter into a beautiful warm spring. So, let’s look forward to the future with great expectation and hope. Remember that seasons do change, but God does not.