Some years ago I heard a quote about lemons. I’m not sure where it originated but many people have quoted it when they have faced adversity and then later overcame it. You know the one; it says, “if life gives you lemons, just make lemonade.”
Well I recently read a story that reminded me of the quote and of a special truth that lies behind every trial or temptation that we face. The story is of a little girl named Alex Scott who had a rare form of cancer from her infancy. She died from this dreaded disease at the age of 8, but before that, at the age of 4, she determined she wanted to help all the suffering little children that she had met in the Pediatric ward of the hospital. How? Well Alex started selling lemonade at her little stand at home. As her story spread, hundreds of other children and adults took up her cause. Recently it was reported by CBS that Alex’s lemonade stands have brought in more than $10 million to help children who suffer. Wow! Now that is taking life’s lemons and making lemonade.
You probably know someone who is suffering today and as Christians we are taught from God’s Word to reach out and help those in need. But sometimes it is hard to do that especially when we are facing some big problems of our own. In the BI course # 50200 titled, Some Problems We Face, Dr. Dwight Pentecost reminds us that life is not always easy, but God has made a way whereby we can handle the adversity and move on. Sign up today and study this great course. Who knows, maybe you, too, will make some lemonade!
BBNBI News Update:
On July 26, 2007, the BBNBI student enrollment reached another milestone. In just 13 months our current active student enrollment has hit 20,000. Please join our staff in praising the Lord for His goodness and blessings on this arm of our ministry. And we'd like to say a special "thanks" to all of you who not only have registered and are studying with us, but you have also told someone else and they too are enrolled. Without everyone working together to pray and promote the school, this milestone would not have been reached so early in the school's history.
To God Be The Glory!