"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,