Have you ever thought about grapes being turned into wine? Can you imagine what it would be like to be one of those grapes?
Yes….it is odd. You’ve met me…so play along with me here for a moment.
Can you imagine what it would be like to be plucked, pushed, crushed, pressed, skinned, and fermented? That’s got to hurt. What’s the point of it all?
A lot of people feel that way about the pain they experience in their marriage. “Why am I doing this? Where is this relationship going?” But just as a grape goes through a difficult process before it becomes a fine wine, sometimes our marriage has to go through a painful process before it matures.
The people who have the best marriages are not people who grew up well-adjusted, have healthy adult lives, and normal parents. People like that usually have good marriages.
The greatest marriages are between those who were crushed, who went through a painful process, and who built their relationship from the ruins of broken hearts.
“Those who sow in tears will reap harvest in glad song.” Psalm 126:5
And so it is that pain is often the preview to pleasure. No pain. No gain.
Don’t believe me….if your wife has experienced child birth, then she can testify to this truth.
Be Strong. Act Like Men.