The Inspiring Pumpkin...
A lady had recently been baptized. One of her co-workers
asked her what it was like to be a Christian. She was
caught off guard and didn't know how to answer; but when she looked up, saw a jack-o'-lantern on the desk
"It's like being a pumpkin."
The coworker asked her to explain that one.
"Well, God picks you from the patch and brings you in
and washes off all the dirt on the outside that you
got from being around all the other pumpkins. Then he
cuts off the top and takes all the yucky stuff out from inside.
He removes all those seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then he carves you a new smiling face and puts His
light inside of you to shine for all to see. "It is our
choice to either stay outside and rot on the vine or
come inside and be something new and bright."