Thursday, June 30, 2011


A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? ~Albert Einstein 

Turning me loose in a grocery store in midsummer is dangerous. 

The bushels, baskets, and various bins filled to the brim with fresh fruit is almost enough to send me into a whirl of delight. 

There is something about the kiss of fresh fruit juice against my tongue, flowing down my throat in a rush of fluid sweetness, that is just the epitome of summertime refreshment. 

Can you imagine a world without the tart sweetness of kiwis and raspberries...

...the acidic refreshment of pineapples and oranges...

...the pure lusciousness of cherries and strawberries...

...the overflowing juiciness of peaches and mangoes...

...what kind of world would this be to live in without the tantalizing refreshment of fruit?

So much joy can be found in wandering through the fragrant orchards, groves, and berry patches of spring and summertime...wicker basket in hand, surrounded by luscious freshness waiting to be picked.  

The gifts from Heaven are abundant in nature -- love and affection from friends, summery breezes and the softness of grass between my toes...the list goes on and on. 

But fruit?

This is a gift that was once our downfall and is now our delight. 

The shame that was brought on mankind by a sinful bite will be renewed in the Garden of the Lord. 

Fruit is more than a summertime pleasure.

It is a reminder of things to come in the Heavenly realms.

And this increases its delight tenfold. 

"Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse..." ~Revelation 22:1-3


  1. Ah, so true. And just think, if the fruits on this side of Heaven are this wonderful...can you imagine the fruits of Heaven itself? What sensations will overflow when we eat the fruit at the wedding feast of the Lamb? I can only imagine. :)

  2. Great writing! Your words really capture the essence about the enjoyment of eating fruit. I would rather eat a bowl of fruits than a piece of cheesecake from the way you described it. :)

  3. i love fruit!! so refreshing. and the einstein quote is great!!

  4. You ladies are so sweet...the fruits in the Kingdom of Heaven will be glorious, what with the amazing fruits found on this earth.

  5. I LOVE FRUIT so much. If I had some kind of magical fridge that would keep all my foods perfectly fresh for months, I would probably buy every fruit in the grocery store.
    BTW, I saw your comment on Horsefeathers. If you don't mind a fashion tip (since I love to give them out), side-tie bikini bottoms are good for girls who don't love their hips.

  6. @icefox: Thanks for the tip. I'm not a fan of my hips at all, so I'll check that style out. Thanks so much!

  7. So true, deary:) Fruit is one of my favorite things to eat, and I often find myself pondering over the story of Adam and Eve when I eat it as well...and it makes me all the more thankful for Christ and all he has done for me...many times I have eaten 'forbidden fruit', yet still he spares me and is there with open, forgiving arms.<3
    Love this post, hun!<3

  8. Beautiful fruit and beautiful writing! xoxo

  9. Beautiful post :)

    I am obsessed with fruit... The colors are just so beautiful. I could look at picture after picture of them.

    And then it's just so good! :D

  10. Fresh fruit. Kiwi, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries. You name it. LOVE.


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