"No one puts new wine into old wine skins..." Luke 5:37
Today it's hard to imagine carrying around goat skin sewn around the edges or the bladder of an animal so that we have something to drink on our journey. But back in Jesus' time, people put wine in these lightly tanned leather pouches. Old wine skins would be hard, brittle and not pliable. New bubbly, fermenting wine would burst these old wine skins.
Like all Jesus' parables, He meant many things. How about the new wine being the gift of the Holy Spirit to us? If our hearts are like the old wine skins, hard, inflexible, judgmental, the Holy Spirit can't live in us! Father, thank You for the gift of Your Spirit. How amazing is Your desire that we be one with You! How exciting is the new life You invite us to!