By way of analogy...
I do not care for Red Delicious apples. I think they are beautiful but bland. We recently had two bags of these apples given to us. No one wanted to eat them... so I made them into apple sauce. What is it about cooking an apple, simmering it for hours, that makes it more palatable?
Sometimes I think I am a Red Delicious Christian... I look really good on the outside, but if you knew my inner thoughts you would gag! I think that sometimes God puts me in a boiling pot, to draw out any potential there is in me... do you know that feeling?
Well, this week the kettle is being turned to high heat! Paul starts back at work, at Sears Auto Center, tomorrow afternoon. He will leave for UPS at 3:10AM and work on pre-load until 8:30ish. Then, he will change into his brown uniform and drive a UPS truck until about noon. Then, he goes to Sears to change tires and such until 5PM. When he comes home, I will feed him and put him to bed... And, did I mention that Paul is sick this week?
We are very grateful for Paul's job at Sears... but we are all going to be living in a pressure cooker for a while. And, I am wandering, will this trial bring out my potential... my sweetness? Or, will I become scorched and ruined? And, what about Paul? Will this trial of little sleep and constant work produce sweet fruit in him?
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