Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin



A woman was asked by a coworker, "What's it like to be a Christian?"

The coworker replied, "It's like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."


29 comments:

Dawn said...

What a lovely thought. I really like that analogy!! You just put a smile on my face.

take care,
Dawn

Chris said...

That is so sweet. Thank you.

Hugs,
Chris

Shelia said...

Morning Sally! How wonderful this post is today! Jessica at The Cozy Kettle has posted on this same story!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia :)

squawmama said...

Sally... that was a beautiful little story to read this morning... I loved it.. Thanks for posting such a sweet thing..

(((HUGS)))

salmagundi said...

A great post with a great message!! Sally

Needled Mom said...

This is great! I will have to pass it on.

ellen b. said...

May we all shine bright! :0)

judicreations said...

That is so cute Sally....that just made me smile. Thank you for sharing that lovely thought...

Also...you made me sort of laugh after you left me a comment this morning! *lol*... I have this vision, Sally, of me informing you that you won...and "the Kitty is in the mail". Poor little kitty. Nope she's not the prize.

Have a great day.
Judi

Melissa Wertz said...

That is so good! And so true. He changes us, and makes us want to change more, to please Him. To be more like Him.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Great Post!!
It is a lovely thoughtto begin your day!
Diane

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I've always LOVED this little Pumpkin story!!!

Thanks for stopping by...I'm glad you enjoyed Karen's beautiful ROSES!!!

Bridget said...

What a beautiful story.

Grandma Faith said...

Great message!

Lorrie said...

I have loved this pumpkin story. Sometimes the simplest things have the best message!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I have always loved this story...and I believe there's lots of truth to it!

nikkicrumpet said...

I LOVE IT...what a great example of how God cleans us up! Have a great day!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Sally, This is just great! I think I had an abundance of gunk for God to scoop out and clean up! LOL! I'm so glad for His grace and mercy! And thank you for sharing this! ~Rhonda :)

Alex said...

I like it! I'll never look at a pumpkin the same again. :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love it Sally.

ROXY said...

Oh I love this!! Sooo cute and true!!

Neabear said...

I have heard this one before. It was so nice to see it again with the adorable picture to go with it. Thanks for sharing the reminder.

Darlene said...

I always love this little story....just makes you SMILE!!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good evening Sally, thanks for sharing this cute and very moving story with us..I love it... in my picture on my post today, you had to click on it to enlarge it and see the two sheep in the front under the trees..Hugs, Baba

jeanne said...

Sally, Another long day with therapy, a movie and dinner out. I forgot the Dr. Visit. All is well.

Love your post today. A real good thought and appropriate for the season.

Thank you for your comment on my post today. We are alike in many ways. It's a good thing. re: Martha Stewart. smile!

Hugs...Jeanne

Jessica said...

Good morning fellow pumpkin. :) I just loved this e-mail. Isn't it great that we shared the same thought and posted on the same day? :)

Hugs~ J.

Shimmy Mom said...

What a coincidence I received the same quote on Sun. from my Mother-in-law, who got it at church.
*hugs*

Killlashandra said...

That's a nice analogy. :)

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm not big on Halloween, but that is the best reason I've ever heard for carving a pumpkin!!! That little boy is adorable! Laurie

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Sally, Perfect. That gave me a chuckle with tears in my eyes! God is good! hugs, Ellen