In light of our previous post, Are You Being Fruitful?, I reviewed this article about a week ago and thought to share it with you. I’m not sure who the author is for I have only a torn page. I believe its an excerpt from, “The Gospel Trumpeter.”  I pray you find it a blessing.

I was passing through Columbus, Ohio, some years ago and stopped to eat in the restaurant in the depot. My attention was called to a slice of watermelon, and I ordered and ate it. I was so pleased with the melon that I asked the waiter to dry some of the seeds that I might take them home and plant them in my garden. That night a thought came to my mind – I would use that watermelon as an illustration.

So the next morning when I reached Chicago, I had enough seeds weighed to find out that it would take about 5,000 watermelon seeds to weigh a pound, and I estimated that the watermelon weighed about forty pounds. Then I applied mathematics to the watermelon. A few weeks before, someone (I know not who) had planted a little seed in the ground.

Under the influence of sunshine and shower that little watermelon seed had take off its coat and gone to work; it had gathered from somewhere 200,000 times its own weight and forced that enormous weight through a tiny stem and built a watermelon. On the outside it had put a covering of green, within that rind of white, and within a core of red, and then scattered through the red, little seeds, each capable of doing the same work over again.

What Architect drew the plan? Where did that little watermelon seed get its tremendous strength? Where did it find its flavoring, extract and its coloring matter? How did it build a watermelon? Until you can explain a watermelon, do not be too sure that you can set limits to the power of the Almighty or tell just what He would do or how He would do it. The most learned man in the world cannot explain a watermelon, but the most ignorant man can eat a watermelon and enjoy it.

God has given us the things that we need, and He has given us the knowledge necessary to use those things, and the truth that He has revealed to us in it is finitely more important for our welfare than it would be to understand the mysteries that He has seen fit to conceal for us.

So with [life] – if you ask me if I can understand everything… I answer, “No.” I understand some things today that I did not understand ten years ago, but if I live ten years longer, I hope some things will be clear that are now obscure. But there is something more important than understanding everything… – it is this: if we will only live up to the things we do understand, we shall not have to worry about the things we do not understand.