Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Christian and The Pumpkin

Being a Christian is

like a pumpkin.

First, God picks you from the pumpkin patch

and brings you in from the field.

The Bible says He selects us out of the world.

We are in the world, but no longer of the world.

He then washes all the "dirt" off the outside

that we received from being around all the other pumpkins.

All the outside influences of our

former life must be cleaned up.

Old things are passed away and all things are become new.

He carefully removes all those

seeds of doubt, hate, greed, and fear.

After Jesus is invited inside,

you begin to experience the changing

power of God's love in your life.

Then He carves you a new smiling face
and puts His light inside you
to shine for all the world to see.
This pumpkin now reflects the light from inside out.
So too, when Jesus, who is called
the Son of Light, lives inside of us,
He shines through our life for all to see.
We can let His light reflect through us to reveal His presence.
"Let your light so shine before men that they may be able
to see your good works and glorify your Father, who is in heaven.
"So you see, we Christians are really like this pumpkin!
We will never be the same with Jesus inside of us.
We can say like this jack-o-lantern, "Thy presence, my light!"

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