I went out to dinner the other evening. The wine was fine! The meal was delectable. But the after dinner entertainment was the icing on the cake!
We had an empty wine bottle left sitting in front of us. Cork and all.
What can you do with an empty wine bottle?
It was entertainment time! 🙂
Can you push the wine cork completely into its bottle then remove it without touching it? Those words became the challenge. Everyone near gathered around to see if such a feat was possible.
We all watched with baited breath
It was possible.
The feat was impressive. Quite, if you ask me. It took skill. But what impressed me the most was watching the crowd. I’d seen it performed before. One on one. This time was different. There was a crowd.The engaging that took place between our entertainer and the crowd was touching. Others watched and then tried themselves. Business cards and smiles were exchanged. Although the cork from the wine bottle was never touched, lives present that night were. The evening began with a roomful of strangers and ended with friendships. All because of an empty wine bottle.
Something empty created something full. An empty bottle. A room full of cheer.
Remind you of anything?
An empty tomb?
An empty tomb once upon a time left a world full of saved souls.
No matter how empty or full you may feel your life is, you can always touch somebody with what you have. You have enough. God has provided you with just what you need. Use it.
Don’t keep it bottled up! 🙂
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
Love and laughter,