Saturday, November 8, 2014
If you remember, a strong wind had blown off a lot of our pecans. I gathered them with the green hulls attached. The meats inside were not fully developed and were full of moisture. Two friends spoke opposing views concerning these green pecans. One said they will be okay and people buy these like this. The other friend said to throw them away, they will be bitter. I hate to see such a big crop that were wind fallen just tossed away, so I began to skin them and crack them until I had a tray full. I put the tray in our oven that had a warming pilot light. It was in the oven three days. There is something special about three days. That which was looking like defeat was turned into victory. The nuts were dry and mostly good to eat. I made two pies from them. The pies were so sweet that after eating a piece my daughter commented that it could put you into a diabetic coma! In other words, it was very good.
What's the point? If we do our best and keep going in what looks like a hopeless cause we will be rewarded. Jesus was put in the grave and his disciples had given up, because they forgot his words. He had told them that he would rise again on the third day. God's word will always be true and the pecans? If they are developed enough they can be saved. Our faith can take the impossible and turn it into something special, even tasty.
Mat 20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
Mat 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.