Welcome. It feels a little strange to think someone might actually read my blog. This is my first blog EVER into the massive blog-o-sphere. I NEVER thought I would blog. I don’t see myself as a good writer, nor do I like to venture into new things. Well, here I am. Blogging.
Wine & Myrrh is already impacting my heart. I’ve had to come to a place where I felt like my opinions and stories were worth sharing. When I shared a part of my journey on Facebook a few months back and received so much encouraging feedback, I realized that it’s not ME on this journey… we are ALL on this journey together, our individual paths look a little bit different.
Why Wine&Myrrh? That’s a loaded question…
Mark 15:23 “Then they offered him (Jesus) wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.” Both the wine and the myrrh would have helped relax and numb Jesus’s pain while He hung on the cross, however HE REFUSED IT. Not only did it fulfill a prophecy that He would drink vinegar, but Jesus bore 100% of the pain for us, when He could have easily felt just a little bit of relief.
Wine has both positive and negative symbolism.
-Miracles: Jesus turned water into wine.
-Jesus: wine symbolizes His blood, which symbolizes many amazing things.
-Represents joy, celebration, and festivity, & the abundant blessings of God.
-Abuse or lack of self control – we need to be wise in our decisions.
-Beauty&Marriage – it was a popular custom to lay a bundle of myrrh on one’s chest while sleeping as a beauty treatment in preparation for a wedding. Esther was provided oil of myrrh before her wedding.— Song of Solomon 1:13
-Bitterness, suffering, and affliction. The Hebrew word for myrrh is Mowr which means “distilled,” and comes from the root word Marar which means “bitterness.” The baby Jesus would grow to suffer greatly as a man and would pay the ultimate price when He gave His life on the cross for all who would believe in Him.
-Christ’s Return: Revelation 8:3-4 tells us that the original altar of incense continues to be used before the throne of God in Heaven. Psalm 45:8 describes Yeshua’s (Jesus) garments: “All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia…”
-Myrrh is an essential oil – it has incredible healing properties AND essential oils have become my passion and purpose in this season of my life.
That’s a lot of info. Thank you for reading and joining me on the journey.