Thursday, June 23, 2011

Acorns And Watermelons

A father and his son were walking through a grove of oak trees. Suddenly the boy turned to his Dad and said, “You know, I think God really goofed. He put a watermelon on a small vine and an acorn on a big oak. I would have done it the exact opposite.”

As he was about to continue his speech, an acorn fell from a tree, landed on his head and bounced to the ground. Quickly the father said, “Aren’t you glad that wasn’t a watermelon?”

Often we are puzzled by what is occurring around us. We try to understand what is happening to us only to discover that we lack wisdom and insight. Try as we might, some things do not make sense. What do we do and where do we look for answers?

Wisdom and insight come from two sources: First, they are gifts that God wants to give us. Second, they come from studying God’s Word and seeking His knowledge about His will for us. They take time to get and discipline to use. But the wonderful fact for us to know is that they are available to us if we earnestly seek them, have hearts open to receive them, minds ready to apply them and lives willing to use them.

Prayer: Lord, may we hear and obey Your instructions and find direction and protection for our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Proverbs 3:5-7

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