And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. – Luke 5:37-38
The Lord trains us to let go of the old so we can partake of the new wine He has for us. Because of our familiarity with the old, we do not seek the new. When a parent weans a child from drinking the bottle, the child is unaware of the solid food, or the teeth, he will gain in its place. We do not seek the unknown.
We may think the old is better because we are used to it. It takes courage to partake of the new. We have become accustomed to many elements in our lives, so we reach forth and desire them because of their familiarity. We might be too quick to say no to the unknown. By God’s grace, we learn to look forward to the unexpected in God.
In Christ, we have new wineskins; the old no longer fit. No matter what the new is, we can trust it is better than the old. We cannot change the steps we took yesterday, nor know our tomorrows, but we can walk step by step into the now by the Spirit of God. We will desire the new as we step into it, from glory to glory!