Thursday, October 1, 2015

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?”
We are often puzzled by the events that occur in our lives. We do our best to understand them only to realize that we lack wisdom and insight to interpret them. Try as we might, there are some things that simply do not make sense to us. What then?
God’s Word reminds us that “If any of you lack wisdom and insight, ask Me for help and I’ll give them to you.” These are two of God’s greatest gifts that are available to any of us. But they only come from reading His Word and taking time to be with Him in prayer and meditation. He is willing to give us all the knowledge and courage to do whatever He asks of us but it will take time and discipline. His answers are always available but we must show Him that we are willing to do our part to get 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 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.

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