“and in the eyes of the people there is the failure; and in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.”
― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
When our hearts grow weary from the bondage of sin,
When our souls cry out for rescue,
When life continues to hand us another brick,
And requires more than we can endure,
When we feel we can no longer carry the burdens,
When heaviness weighs upon us like a ton of baggage,
When failure haunts and hunger grows,
This is when we become ripe,
This is when God begins His best work in us,
Like grapes on a vine, ready to burst forth with flavor.
With juice for the best of wines,
We are being made ready for perfection,
Do not mourn the days of suffering,
They will bring forth delightful fruit.