Main Index

Like a Pumpkin


A lady had recently been baptized. One of her coworkers asked her what it was like to be a Christian. She was caught off guard and didn't know how to answer; but when she looked up, saw a jack-o'-lantern on the desk and answered: "It's like being a pumpkin."

The coworker asked her to explain that one.

"Well, God picks you from the patch and brings you in and washes off all the dirt on the outside that you got from being around all the other pumpkins. Then he cuts off the top and takes all the yucky stuff out from inside. He removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then he carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all to see. It is our choice to either stay outside and rot on the vine or come inside and be something new and bright."



Shine - and its companion blog RainShine - are rusted-crush productions, with grateful acknowledgment to the sources that have helped make the sites and this layout possible. Thank you for visiting; enjoy the site! And remember, as the song says, "It takes a little rain to make love grow... Where the sun always shines, there's a desert below."