Thursday, October 15, 2009

Like a Pumpkin

Being a Christian is like a pumpkin.

First, God picks you from the pumpkin patch
and brings you in from the field.

He then washes all the "dirt" off the outside
that we received from being around all the other pumpkins.

He carefully removes all those
seeds of doubt, hate, greed, and fear.

Then He carves you a new smiling face
and puts His light inside you
to shine for all the world to see.

The Bible says He selects us out of the world. We are in the world, but no longer of the world.
All the outside influences of our former life must be cleaned up. Old things are passed away and all things are become new. After Jesus is invited inside, you begin to experience the changing
power of God's love in your life. 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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