Friday, October 30, 2015

once upon a pumpkin...

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

My favorite Halloween tale is how believers are like pumpkins...

First, God picks you from the "pumpkin patch". He then washes all the “dirt” off. All the outside influences of our former life must be left behind. Old things are passed away and all things are become new.

Then, He carefully removes all the “yucky stuff” (sin) from the inside.  He then changes us from the inside out by the Power of His Word. He carefully removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, and fear and 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.

Next, He carves a new smiling face. Our countenance is changed by the power of His presence in our life, and it's evident to all.

And 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.

So you see, we Christians are really like a pumpkin! We will never be the same with Jesus inside of us. Thank You, Father!

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.

friend, we are loved and chosen by God,

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