Beer into Carpets

“… One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

— John 9:25

In nineteenth-century England, a nonbeliever once taunted a Christian who was a converted drunkard. The nonbeliever sneered, “Surely you don’t believe those Bible miracles, such as Christ turning water into wine.” The ex-drunkard replied, “If you think that’s a miracle, come to my home, and I’ll show you how Christ changed beer into carpets, chairs, and even a piano!” Christ had come to dwell in the heart of that converted drunkard and had transformed his inward life as well as his outward circumstances. As the Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Have you allowed Jesus Christ to transform your life?

Jesus Christ is in the business of changing lives. He has done it throughout the centuries and continues to do it in our own day. And all of those changed by Him can echo what the blind man said when Christ gave him eyesight for the first time in his life: “One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

I often express this transforming power in economic terms: Jesus Christ changes many societal liabilities into societal assets. Many who, earlier in their lives, seemed to have nothing to offer have become great spiritual leaders. The Church couldn’t exist without people whose hearts Jesus Christ has transformed.

Have you been changed by receiving Christ’s lovingly offered gift of eternal life? If not, I urge you to give your life to Him today and watch Him change you for the good from the inside out.

“I wish that there were some wonderful place called the Land
of Beginning Again, Where all our mistakes and all our
heartaches and all of our poor selfish grief could be dropped
like a shabby old coat at the door, and never be put on again.”
Louise Fletcher Tarkington