Ever get put through the wringer? Well, here’s the real McCoy…
I found this ancient gizmo while driving through Okay, Oklahoma yesterday. It was sitting outside on someone’s front lawn.
The wringer (in this photo it’s the attachment on the upper left that looks a little like a lobster claw) is a device that squeezes water out of clothes. When people washed clothes by hand in the old days, it was a rather demanding experience, an ordeal. Over time, the wringer has become a metaphor for anything that is considered difficult or painful.
Sometimes, life can be a wringer. Cancer puts people through the wringer. Deaths of loved ones put can put people through the wringer. Losing jobs put people through the wringer.
Where does faith fit in?
When you get put through the wringer, how do you pull through?