Being a Christian is a lot like being a pumpkin at this time of year.

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.

Then, He carefully removes all the “yucky stuff” called “sin” out from the inside. Sin will not have such internal power.

He then changes us from the inside out by the Power of His Word. That’s why it is important to go the church and learn about God’s Word.

He carefully removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, and fear. He replaces them with the seeds of faith, hope and love. After Jesus is invited inside, you begin to experience the changing power of God’s love in your life.

Then He carves a new smiling face. Our countenance is changed by the power of His presence in our life. We then become so grateful. It can even show on our face.

When we light the candle inside the pumpkin, it 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.”

–author unknown

4 Responses to The Pumpkin

  1. Lecy Piazza says:

    I love the harvest decoration and the sense of Thanks to God for the harvest.
    But, I don’t like the way people use the pumpkin for the halloween.
    All I’ ve been reading about Halloween, is about the dead and dark sinner’s life.
    I don’t get it, how Christians celebrate halloween.

  2. Donna says:

    This is so beautiful and true! I’ll send it out right now, with a note of how this expresses exactly what happened to me. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus!

  3. Sophia Snyder says:

    Although I am not a Halloween practicing Christian this was a really neat illustration. I like the illustration.

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