Yesterday, when we were about to walked up the curved in the hill heading the yield sign, we saw a Banana Tree Trunk laying down near the road. The way it was cut, I guessed the one who did it dumped it had a purpose of disposing it, because it will not survive the changing weather. It easily caught my attention for tree of its kind rarely grows in Tennessee. I even asked Joshua for a confirmation, "That's a banana tree right Bab's?", and when he agreed I immediately stopped his left arm for I saw that there were some young and unripe banana fruit and just near it were a familiar color of purplish banana hearts.
|Whole Banana Hearts|
My mind suddenly thought, "Wow! An ingredient for a nutritious and delicious recipe. Since Joshua didn't have any idea that it was edible, I told him that we can bring it home and cooked.
As of this writing, I can't fully imagine how sweet God is in making our lives as easy and complete as possible. He really knows how I want to be back in the Philippines for so many reasons. One of it is simply missing Filipino food delicacy, the veggies and food cooked by my Father. But there he is an all knowing God, providing all our needs even sometimes I was lacking in appreciation. As my husband quoted the verse from Psalm 23, "You, Lord are my shepherd, I will never be in need." (CEV)
But God is not a Father who tolerates his children's ungrateful hearts, instead he is showing how mighty he is by leading us to our green pastures. As we know that wherever we are, it is his plan. If doubt arises, and we feel that we are not in a pleasant place, we should examine how we got there and repent. Feelings are fickle, and heart can be deceiving.
|Banana Heart Filipino Delicacy|