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 or understand 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.” Two of God’s greatest gifts – wisdom and insight – are available to all of us. But they only come from reading, accepting, and trusting His Word, taking time to be with Him in prayer, meditating, and asking other Christians for ideas. He is willing and able to give us all the knowledge we need as well as the courage it will take to do whatever He asks of us. However, it will take time and discipline. His answers are always available, but we must prove to Him, through obedience to Him, that we are willing to do our part if we expect Him to do His part.
Prayer: Lord, if we are willing to seek and ask, we will surely find the wisdom and insight we need when we trust Your guidance. May we hear and obey Your instructions and find direction and protection for our lives through You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5-7