I keep a basket of fruit on the kitchen counter. The basket and fruit change with the season, but there’s almost always a banana or two, a few tomatoes, and whatever fruit is in season. Right now, there are two red pears, three green apples, and a bunch of purple grapes. Looks perfect with my fall decor. How fortunate I am to live in a time and place where I can get almost any kind of fruit or vegetable in any season (if I’m willing to pay the price, of course).
When I got my braces off after four long years, I took an apple with me to the orthodontist’s office. I wanted to bite into a crisp, sweet apple after having to use an apple cutter for so long. That was probably the sweetest, juiciest apple I ever ate. 48 years later, I still remember the deliciousness of that apple!
My favorite breakfast is fruit and a piece of toast. In the winter, I eat half a grapefruit. Or maybe slice a banana onto an English muffin spread with peanut butter. During the summer, I enjoy variety: a peach with some blueberries, a blend of strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, a slice of cantaloupe.
Sweet, delicious fruit brightens any day. It not only tastes good, it helps keep us healthy. God knew the importance of good fruit, not only for our physical bodies but for our spiritual well being. He wants us to cultivate that sweetness in our nature. And because we can’t do it on our own, He provides Spiritual fruit. Continue reading “Day Ten: I Need the Spirit’s Fruit, Galatians 5:22”