Wine Gets Better With Age

But remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house.

Genesis 40:14

One good turn deserves another, so goes the popular saying. Sometimes, however, our goodness isn’t repaid as swiftly as we expect. For Joseph, it will take two whole years before his kindness is remembered and repaid.

The anguish of unfulfilled expectations!—perhaps you feel it too. Like the young Hebrew boy locked away in the cell, you probably feel forsaken too.

The vine has since blossomed. The butler has tasted of the king’s wine and has become drunk with forgetfulness.

Like a bottle of wine shelved away in the cellar, Joseph too is left in the dark. He would remain in the cell for those two years, fanning the flames of a dwindling hope.

But you know what they say, “wine gets better with age.” It was indeed true in Joseph’s case.

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him quickly out of the dungeon; and he shaved, changed his clothing, and came to Pharaoh.

Genesis 41:14

Every good vision is realised in its proper time. “Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3).

Do not give up on your good dreams.

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