Don’t we mere mortals love trying to “second guess” God and all His decisions in the beautiful world He created for us? We always point out the platypus or some other strange creature and wonder why? God must have a great sense of humor…we figure. (But don’t you think the platypus must think the same thing when it sees us?)
Several years ago I came across this little anecdote simply called “The Acorn and the Pumpkin.” It is very short…but sometimes the power of a story or a speech (take the Gettysburg Address for example) is enhanced through its brevity and remembered longer than a lengthy story. Case-in-point.
“The Acorn and the Pumpkin”
There is a little anecdote that tells the story of a woman
who was walking through a meadow.
The woman, weary, sat down under the oak and began to
muse about the strange twists in nature.
She thought, “God blundered with creation!
He should have put the small acorns on the tiny vines
and the large pumpkins on the huge branches.”
Resting beneath the tree, she drifted off to sleep.
She was awakened by a tiny acorn bouncing off her
So until tomorrow…The pumpkin falling from an oak tree, especially on one’s nose, probably would require plastic surgery….but an acorn? Don’t ever try to one-up God ….because you will lose.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
*If there are no baby or birthday pictures from this point on….you will know that I spent Saturday night at John and Mandy’s and all the birthday excitement will be shared tomorrow in the blog. I have laughed and cried over some of the birthday cards…so funny, thoughtful, and creative! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!