Acorns and God Pumpkins

When I was a little boy, my mother used to read to me. One of my favorite selections was a poem entitled "The Acorn and the Pumpkin."

It concerned a young man who walked outside one day to meditate. He came to a field of ripe pumpkins. In the field was a huge acorn tree. The young man meditated on the tiny acorns hanging down from the huge tree limbs. Then he meditated on the huge pumpkins fastened to the tiny vines. "God blundered," the young man reflected. "He should have put the tiny acorns on the tiny vines and the huge pumpkins on the huge limbs."

Then the young man lay down under the tree and fell fast asleep. A few minutes later, he was awakened by a tiny acorn bouncing off his nose. The young man rubbed his bruised nose and thought, "Maybe God was right after all."

Isn't it just like man to question the wisdom of God. Think about it!

--by Mark Link

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