A Pumpkin That Is Growing

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6

One fall my youngest son planted a pumpkin seed.  After he watered it one day, I asked him, “What does it look like?”  He answered, “It looks like a pumpkin that is growing!”  

In other words, it didn’t look like a full grown pumpkin yet, but neither did it look like nothing.  It looked like one that was in progress, changing, and growing.  

What a good reminder when we are tempted to grow discouraged or disappointed in ourselves or with others: We are simply Christ-followers who are growing!  He DOES grow us and change us.  Just as with the pumpkin seed, it does not happen overnight. Let’s keep our eyes on Him, allowing Him to do the work in us and in one another, for He is faithful.  We are Christ-followers who are growing!

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of  our faith…” Hebrews 12:2


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