Wednesday, October 21, 2015


DAILY?READINGS: 2 Kings 24; Lamentations 4-5; 2 Timothy 1


And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.  John 2:3

What a fitting illustration of the failure of all this world’s joys. The wine ran out at a wedding feast. It is no different with the earth’s joys today. Its joys come in measured cupfuls, not in measureless fountains; and the supply soon runs out. When earthly joy fails, the Lord Jesus gives new joy! What a tragedy for those who have not received Christ into their lives, and who have nothing left but an empty cup —when earth’s wine runs out! —Sid Halsband

I tried the broken cisterns Lord, but, ah, the waters failed;
Even as I stooped to drink they fled, and mocked me as I wailed.
—Francis Bevan