#MoralStories: The Pumpkin Analogy

What is it like to be a Christian?

It is like being a pumpkin that is carved into a jack-o-lantern.

God picks us from the pumpkin patch and brings us in from the field. The Bible says He selects us out of the world. We are in the world but no longer of the world. Jesus said, “As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.” (John 15:19)

God washes all the “dirt” off the outside that we received from being around all the other pumpkins. All the outside influences of our former life must be cleaned up.

God carefully removes all the “yucky stuff” called “sin” from the inside. He then changes us from the inside out by the Power of His Word. That’s why it is important to meet with the church and learn God’s Word.

He carves a new smiling face. Our countenance is changed by the power of His presence in our life. We then become so grateful. It can even show on our face!

Finally, God puts His light inside of us to shine for all the world to see.