We stopped at a farmer's stand a couple of weeks ago and the children each picked out a pumpkin.
Last night we finally got around to carving our pumpkins. This was a first for all of them I think. We don't usually carve pumpkins as we do not celebrate Halloween. However, we wanted to use this opportunity to share a gospel message. I found a really cool book at the library called The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs which "illustrates how a loving Farmer can turn a simple pumkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light."
"God's word is alive and working. It is sharper than a sword sharpened on both sides. It cuts all the way into us...And God's word judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts." Hebrews 4:12
"I am the Lord, and I can look into a person's heart." Jeremiah 17:10
"He has taken our sins away from us as far as the east is from west." Psalm 103:12
We, however, did not put faces on our pumpkins as the farmer did in the book. I wanted to show that Jesus is the light of the world.
We have 5 pumpkins so we could write the name JESUS. Now we just have to get them on the porch and get some light shining in them.