Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Face


"Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

As I am sure all of you know, Today is Halloween. Many of you will dress up in costumes and go pretend to be teachers :-) Okay, Okay, just kidding.

How many of you have ever made a Jack o' Lantern? If you have, you know that the first thing you do when making a Jack o' Lantern is to clean up your pumpkin by washing off the dirt and mud. Then you cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin and clean out the inside. You scoop out all the seeds and yucky stuff.

The next thing you do is to carve a face. You cut out the eyes, nose, and mouth. I don't know about you, but I always like to put a toothy smile on my Jack o' Lantern.

The next step is to put a light inside the Jack o' Lantern. Then you light it so that the light will shine through the eyes, nose, and mouth.

Finally, when all is finished, you place the Jack o' Lantern on the front steps so that all who pass by your house will see its light.

You know, I was thinking. This is a pretty good picture of what happens when we invite Jesus into our heart.

When we become a Christian, Jesus picks us up and cleanses our life from sin. He removes all the yucky thoughts and the seeds of doubt, hate, and selfishness that we have inside. Then he puts a smile on our face and puts his light inside to shine for all the world to see.

Today - put on your best "Pumpkin Face" and let others see Jesus in you.

For Kingdom Education,

(idea gathered from different sources)

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