I don’t often post a series except of course in posting my chapters 1-9 from my unpublished book’s rough draft… So this is unusual for me to do a two parter but I just was so inspired by the message I received yesterday while picking grapes at our friend’s vineyard, that I had to just add this today….
In the course of yesterday while I was picking grapes at my friend’s Harvest Day Vineyard Grape Picking Party… I was told to avoid the clusters where there were over 50% “raisins” (shriveled grapes).
However, later as we were chatting over wine and good food, I learned different lessons of the art of winemaking and one of them was that the stressed grapes make the better wine. (Not to be confused with the raisins!)
It’s in the fruit that is the most distressed,
the one that ‘s weathered and withstood the test.
it’s the fruit that’s clung onto the vine
that someday makes the better wine.
Oh Lord, I’ve finally begun to see
the message today, you had for me.
I may not always understand the pain
but growth is found beneath the rain.
inside the storm as we hang on..
It’s in those times that have made us strong.
For those who’ve held on longest to the vine…
They are God’s reserve…
HIS finest wine!