What's it like to be a Christian?

A woman was asked by a coworker,
'What is it like to be a Christian?'
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The coworker replied,
'It is like being a pumpkin.
God picks you from the patch,
and 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.
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The Lord does not shine upon us, except when we take His Word as our light." John Calvin
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"There are two ways of spreading light; to be a candle, or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Newbold Wharton
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"Some people are like candles: they glow with a warmth that draws people to them. Then again, you have the flashlight sort of believers who seem to be able to look right through you. Christians with the gift of teaching remind me of reliable, steady light bulbs--dispelling darkness, showing things for what they truly are. Then there are the laser-types, cutting right through the tomfoolery and getting things done. Searchlight people have a way leading others out of darkness and guiding and directing them back to safety." Joni Eareckson Tada
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"One of the best ways to demonstrate God's love is to listen to people." Bruce Larsen

1 comment:

Bobbi Jo said...

Great post. I really liked the pumpkin analogy. It's just a matter of letting Him wash the dirt off.

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