Vincent's cheekbone bruises are beginning to fade from Saturday's pick-up game with the big kids; but the lessons live on!
There are many times in our game of life that we have a choice to play hard and do the right thing. Many of those times we take a bit of a beating. We're like grapes tossed into the wine-press; trodden upon and bruised. For what reason? To be made into the finest wine! Jesus gives us the ultimate example of giving it our all: beaten and bruised to become a pleasing offering to God. It's not particularly enjoyable, but I guess God knows what He's doing. All we need to do is thank Him for the opportunity to suffer, offer that suffering as a prayer, and allow Him to transform us.
Are you Cup bound?