Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Lemons, Grapes, Oranges, Apples
Is this the lesson, that when we are 'squeezed' to our core, we still turn out ok? I believe this. I know when I am pushed, my product is better at the end. My husband has a unique way of getting to my core when we are working on something. I don't like the process, but I love the results.
So I guess that is why we make lemonade from the lemon. I am sure the lemon doesn't like the pushing, and rubbing, and rolling, and cutting and finally the squeezing. But when it is all over, and you add a little sweetness to cut through the bitterness, you have a pretty good product.
That is how God works. He sometimes has to take us to the very core of our existence to get out of us what He wants to use. It doesn't feel good. Sometimes I feel misused, misunderstoond, isolated, bruised (both physically and emotionally) and mistreated. In my mind, I am wondering, 'does it take all of this', 'does it have to hurt so much'?
The short answer is yes. To get the best tasting lemonade, you have squeeze a lot of lemons to get the right mixture. It doesn't matter what you add to it, at the core, at the base of it all, it is the processing of the lemons that makes the lemonade.
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Until next time
Be Blessed, Sisterfriend