Krispy Kreme donuts are all the rage right now. Many of us have tasted them. Some people will line up and wait for hours to buy these sweet little balls of delights. Let me tell you about the process that leads to a Krispy Kreme donut.
First the little balls of dough are shot through with a piercing blast of air to create a hole. Then they go into the proof box where they ride up and down an elevator in an atmosphere of heat and humidity. This causes the dough to rise. After this, they are dropped into hot oil and boiled thoroughly. After surviving this ordeal, the donuts pass through a tasty waterfall of icing.
Does anyone here today feel like a Krispy Kreme doughnut? Do you feel like you have been blasted with air? Do you feel like you have been boiled in oil? Well, remember that these experiences precede the sweet joy that will follow. None of us look forward to trials. None of us love hardship. But without them, we will never enjoy the sweet fruit of maturity. A Billy Graham said, “Mountaintops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valley.” so hang in there and hold strong to the knowledge of knowing that the Lord has your back, and thinsg will get better.