Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sugar   snap   pea   moment

Here I was standing in the garden around 5:30 in the morning eating sugar snap peas, pod and all—a real live worship experience. What better way to start off the day!

It was just me and God in the stillness and the coolness of the early morning.

It was barely light out and I felt God was smiling down at me, almost laughing probably, as I would stuff my mouth full of those delicious green pods full of tender sweet peas.

In between mouthfuls of loud pea pod crunching sounds I would look up at Him and grin and say, “Thank you, God. Thank you for these delicious peas. You are a great God to care so much about the little things in our lives.”

 He even cared enough to let the pea vines twine up around the 5 foot tall cattle panel fencing to make it easy for me to pick the peas. Talk about thinking of everything!

I don’t think I will ever grow any kind of peas but the sugar snap peas.

 I don’t know how they would taste cooked because they are so delicious to eat raw, a true taste-treat delight, and I don’t have to go to the trouble of shelling them.

The sugar snap pea is a cross between the common pea and the snow pea. It has fat peas inside an edible pod. The snow pea part gives it the edible pod because the snow pea’s soft pod doesn’t have the fibrous inner lining of the common pea.

This delicious little sugar snap pea is also high in fiber and extremely nutritious as well as sweet and crisp.

As I’m out worshiping God in the middle of the pea patch at the break of dawn, I think God is also kinda like the sugar snap pea—sweet, giving us our daily nutrition as we follow His ways, and of course always there in a snap when we need His help in troubling situations.

“O taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8 KJV)

Love in Jesus,
God’s “sugar snap delighting” servant,
Liz Ray
Written June 4, 2012

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