Momma P. – “Sweetie when you grow up, you will have so many opportunities to shine.
Baby P. – Tell me Momma, where will I shine?
Momma P. – The world is your oyster! We pumpkins will mostly be chopped up and turned into pie for Thanksgiving Day. Some of us might even make it into a cheesecake or a muffin. It’s a little painful but we make so many people happy.
Baby P. – Oh momma that sounds bad. What else can I do?
Momma P. – the other option is having all your insides removed and a face cut into your side. Then people stick a hot candle inside of you and stick you outside on the door step to freeze.
Baby P. – Momma, momma is that all there is?
Momma P.- Well no actually. You can stay here in the field and rot.
The moral of the story is this. Every bit of growth and change hurts. The opposite of growth and change is rot.
Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.(Galatians 6:7-8, MSG)
Prayer- Lord, help us to be worthy pumpkins not rotting field food. Amen.