Our last wind blew off a lot of pecans before they were ready. It was a windfall. A windfall can be a blessing. The dictionary describes a windfall as a tree or it's fruits blown to the ground by the wind. It also describes it as a blessing, like winning the lottery, or being blessed financially unexpectedly.
The pecan halls are stuck tight, so I put them on the porch hoping that the sun and heat would loosen the hulls. Next, the pecans need to dry. I usually put them in the oven to dry and if the meats are not dry enough when cracked, they also are dried in the oven. The pecans are not fully developed, but they are no longer connected to the tree, so they are what they are.
Spiritually, I think back to two people online who came to the Lord when they were near death; Randy, Randy's Final Words, and Rochelle,rochelle's Testimony. Both were not very old, but life was soon to be over for them and like the pecans, they had no chance to develop more in the natural, but in the spiritual, both received salvation in Jesus Christ. They were made new, holy and acceptable by the blood of Christ applied to remove their sins and to translate them into the kingdom of light. They would not perish, they would not experience separation and hell. They are with God forever and ever. They were not just two "nuts" cast off, but they fell into the hands of the Lord!
A synonym for windfall is a benediction, a blessing given.
Num 6:24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
Num 6:25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
Num 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.