Pumpkins are picked from the patch, each different sizes and shapes. We can only see the outside as we select ours. We can't see the inside that determines its taste.
One thing for sure, if left as a pumpkin, untouched for a purpose, it will die and rot.
There are a few things that we can use the pumpkin for; cooking, seeds, and creating a Jack-o-lantern. Regardless, we must remove all of the yucky insides to create something good.
The pie is tasty; the seeds are good to eat or to use to grow new pumpkins, and the Jack-o-lantern is empty unless it is filled with light.
As Believers, we are "picked" and cleaned-out to be used to share the light of Christ with others.
Matthew 5:14-16 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Fresh Find: Oh, I love these high tops!