2009-04-07 - Lemons
There is an old saying, when you get lemons, make lemonade. Paul said it another way in Romans 8:28, that all things work together for good ..
When Allen B. Dumont was 11 years old, he developed polio, a debilitating, painful and sometimes fatal disease. Im sure he wouldnt have wished for it. But because he was housebound, he spent a lot of hours working on electronics projects, including building a transmitter and receiver out of an oatmeal box. He eventually became not only a scientist, but a television pioneer. He made lemonade from lemons .
Joni Eracksen Tada was paralyzed for life, in a diving accident when she was young. Out of that devastating experience grew a ministry that benefits disabled people worldwide. Joni was a great lemonade brewer.
What are the lemons in your life? A difficult relationship? A job that seems like drudgery? Financial hardship? A debilitating illness? I encourage you to ask God how you can use them to make lemonade, study related stories in the Bible for inspiration (and possibly Christian biographies), and I would love to hear your thoughts about your lemons.