Friday, May 21, 2010

the heart of a tomato...

The other day I was cutting up tomatoes for a batch of salsa. The phone rang, so I laid down the knife and left the kitchen for a couple of minutes. Upon returning, I picked up the knife and was about to finish chopping the tomato, and this is what I saw sitting on the cutting board:
I love it! :) One of those surprise moments of seeing God's love for me in the shape of a random heart in my daily life. They never cease to delight me!
When thinking about a verse that might go with the photo, I automatically thought of Galatians 5 and the fruit of the Spirit. But I decided to do a little digging and see if there was any other reference to fruit and love I could find. This is the one I discovered:
Sow for yourselves righteousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the LORD,
until He comes
and showers righteousness on you.
~Hosea 10:12
I love the likening of our pursuit of God to the process of planting -- sowing righteousness, breaking up the fallow ground, reaping love, being rained upon.
It is about preparing our hearts for God, for the harvest He grows within us! It is about seeking Him and receiving the showers He pours upon us... and it is about the harvest He brings about through us when we are obedient to His call to the fields in our hearts and lives!
All this good food for my soul from the heart of a little tomato...
taste and see that the Lord is good!


  1. what a beautiful thing - thank you

  2. that's an excellent verse to accompany your photo ...

  3. CUTE! Ok, the hearts are back as well!

  4. What a cool picture, and what a great analogy!

  5. God is SO good! His loving fingerprints are everywhere.

    Thank you for making me smile on a long day. :D

  6. I LOVE THIS! So awesome and I love that you are blogging with more frequency. We've missed you! You are most inspiring and an awesome friend. We love you!


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