So I took the watermelon home and pulled out a big knife. I carefully sliced it open, anxiously awaiting the fresh sweet aroma to burst out out of its red center. The two sides fell apart, and I was shocked at what I saw. I gasped aloud, and my mom yelled over from the living room to see what was wrong. This watermelon was not read, but was bright yellow inside!
For those of you who knew yellow watermelons existed, you probably think I am behind the times. But I honestly have never even heard of a yellow watermelon, much less seen one up close and personal! The sign on the watermelon stand didnt say anything about yellow watermelons, so I thought I was purchasing a regular ol’ red watermelon. As a result, I was very surpised, but it was a good surprise.
I thought this was a prime example of exactly how God operates in our lives. (I know, I know… it is amazing how I can turn a little watermelon eating into a biblical thought isnt it? My kids always poke fun at me about that. Smiles.)
Submitting to God’s will often requires costs or sacrifices, but if we truly trust Him, we can believe in our hearts that He will have something far better for us than we ever expected, or can even imagine. I dont know about you, but I am axiously awaiting for God to throw me a few surprises!
Is there anything that God has surprised you with lately?
Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked hard at them and said, “No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it.”