The Secret of the Watermelon

Jul 24, 2009  |     |   General

Today was such a wonderfully blessed day here at the Open Door Mission. We received a generous donation of watermelon that is being used for a yummy dessert here at dinnertime. The watermelon got me thinking about how God is so good! He not only provides for our physical needs, but He has provided the free gift of life through his son Jesus Christ. The Open Door Mission is a place where physical needs are met as well as spiritual needs. I wanted to share the secret of the watermelon with you. It is a great new way to share the gospel message. It follows the same format as the wordless book.

The inner black seeds represent the sin of man. The problem we have is that our sin separates us from spending eternity in heaven with God. The consequence of our sin is spiritual death.
The inner red part represents the blood of Christ. Christ gave his life on the cross to pay the price of our sin, that we might be saved and reconciled to God.
The white rind represents a clean heart. Faith in Christ; his death burial and resurrection, results in our hearts being cleansed from sin. When we believe in Jesus Christ for salvation we become new creatures.
The outer green represents growth. After believing in Christ as savior we must develop our relationship with Christ through prayer, reading the Bible, fellowship with other Christians and service.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

How is God blessing you today?

Patti Cummings
Volunteer & Partner Associate

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