Have you ever wondered if God is actually working in your life? Are you changing, growing spiritually or just kidding yourself? Check out this story about a backyard pumpkin patch and what we can learn about how God works beneath the surface in our lives.
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So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. – Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
It’s not important who does the planting or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. – 1 Corinthians 3:7 (NLT)
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I’m thankful tonight for the ways God protects us that we’ll never know about this side of Heaven. Think about it. We blame God for all of the bad things that happen in our lives, but He gets no credit for the tragedies He has prevented. I imagine if we could see all of the threats and near misses we’ve been spared, we would fall to the ground and immediately give thanks. But we can’t see them, which is good, I think, because it would probably freak us out.
Thank You for Your faithful protection. I know bad things happen to good people and there are no guarantees in this broken, messed up world, but I also know You have jumped in and saved the day more times than I could ever guess. Thank you for your unseen intervention.
I loved Halloween as a kid for many reasons: the costumes, the candy, and, of course, the Great Pumpkin. I’ve watched the classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” dozens of times, but no matter how much I’ve seen it, my heart still goes out to poor Linus, who spends the night in the pumpkin patch awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.
In case you grew up on the moon and have never seen this Peanuts’ masterpiece, let me bring you up to speed. Linus van Pelt has somehow confused his holiday traditions and believes that just as Santa makes his rounds every Christmas Eve, so the legendary Great Pumpkin visits children on Halloween night.