Blessed with Fruit :)

First before my post, I want to share a picture for my friend at I love her quirky sense of humor, so I want to dedicate this salad photo to her. πŸ™‚

One of the blessings of teaching English Second Language is sometimes my students give me food they cooked from their culture. I love food from other cultures. When a student brings me food, I feel like God smiled down at me. πŸ™‚

So this past Wednesday, a student left a food container at my desk. It was my student from Iraq. I thanked her in her language and looked forward to getting home. Sometimes she gives me kebab and sometimes she gives me dohlma. I love both.

When I picked up the container, it felt too heavy to be either of those. When I got home and opened it, I found FRUIT. She gave me some fruit.

Photo by Trang Doan on

You might be thinking I was disappointed. But I wasn’t. I was encouraged. I had just prayed that day that I need some fruit. It has been a long difficult summer due to 2 classes being canceled. I haven’t been eating very healthy.

I have fruit to last me until Sunday. With it being soft fruit season, I have felt I was missing out.

It happened on the same day that started with me struggling with depression. Wednesday morning was a rough morning. Summer has been rough and Wednesday morning, I woke up feeling down. Chronic illness has that effect on me at times. I had physical pain, the summer has been hard financially, and I didn’t have the energy to do anything. I did turn on some worship music.

While I was listening to the worship music, the passage in the bible when God talks with Elijah the prophet saying- “What are you doing here Elijah” when Elijah was depressed. Then my stomach started to growl and I felt the Lord tell me- EAT.

The passage in 1 Kings 19 where the angel comes to Elijah came to mind:

“All at once an angel touched him and said, β€œGet up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. The angel of theΒ LordΒ came back a second time and touched him and said, β€œGet up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” ...

My stomach growled even more. I went to the kitchen, scary thought me in a kitchen, and microwaved some oatmeal. I ate and felt a little better.

That was when I said to God, “I wish I had some fruit.”

So when I came home and saw my student had given me fruit not a cooked meal, I realized God had just smiled down at me.

Now for some bacon salad πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

51 thoughts on “Blessed with Fruit :)

  1. Wow! More answered prayer!! Glad to see you put oatmeal in the microwave this time and not popcorn. Although I did have popcorn last night. But I actually eat fruit and oatmeal for breakfast everyday. My coworkers don’t understand how I eat the same thing everyday. I love most fruit. I’ve had some new ones in Florida. I tasted guinep for the first time yesterday. ❀️

  2. In the midst of your feeling down, God heard and blessed you! He is amazing and I’m so thankful for ALL of the testimony. You could have skipped out the part where you were feeling depressed, and the part where funds were low but big brother, you included it all and reminded us that our God loves us truly. According to Corrie ten Boom, β€œThere is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.”.

  3. Amazing ! May the Good Lord continue to fill your plate with good things ; May your cup overflow with his blessings!! Prayers !

  4. That pic: SO. ACCURATE. Hahaha you have no idea, I’m pretty sure I’ve made a salad just like this before (seriously, it’s like you know the very essence of my being….) Thanks for the shoutout!! πŸ™‚

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