Tomatoes Are Red; Violets are Blue
A True Story As Told By George Roberts
My friend, George, told me an unusual story the other day. He
said that he let some of his tomatoes get too cold one night after a
neighbor had warned him about the cold snap coming through that night.
"You best be getting those tomatoes cover tonight, George," he said.
"It's coming down cold tonight and our tomatoes ain't gonna make it
lessen we cover um up." Well, George didn't take his neighbor's
advice. "I told ya," said his neighbor, "you should have covered um
up. Now look at um?" The neighbor was right; they looked pitiful.
While the neighbor's garden, including his tomatoes were turning nice
and juicy red, the tomatoes George failed to protect were shriveling
and turning an ugly color of green.
Deciding he might as well destroy them, he went to the garden one
day with every intention of doing exactly that. When he got there, a
thought struck him. Instead of destroying the plants, he chose to
exercise authority over them. How did he do that, you may ask? With
words. He spoke to them. That's right. He spoke to the tomato
plants and commanded them, in the name of Jesus Christ, to live and to
grow. No, he didn't do this just once. He did it often and several
times a day.
After a few days of this, with no noticeable change, he decided
it wasn't going to work. So he returned to the garden to get rid of
those pitiful looking tomato plants. As he reached down to grab the
first plant to pull it from the soil, he heard a volcanic voice boom
in his mind say, "What are you doing?" He nearly jumped out of his
skin from shock.
"Nothing," he stammered and backed peddled away from the plants
as fast as he could go.
By the end of the season, the Tomatoes where the reddest and the
best tasting tomatoes he and his family had ever eaten.
If you doubt the validity of this story, let me know and I will
put you in touch with George directly. He will be happy to tell you
the story of how big God is even when it comes to tomato plants.
I only have one question for you to ponder. Was God more
interested in those pitiful dying tomato plants or was He more
interest in George whom He loves?
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