This peach was intended to nourish me.
While I was getting water across the kitchen I heard a ‘thud’. I left the water task to find my angelic, dog-food only eating canine assistant, Tahoe, looking at me. A peach lay beside him on the floor.
Not to worry, I thought as I reached in my purse to retrieve a small treat to use as a trade. I was certain he would give me the peach for a treat – and I probably would have eaten if it didn’t have teeth marks – I know you are saying ‘gross’ about now.
Tahoe tried to lift and hold the juicy fruit, but his teeth sunk into it…and well the taste was good. The next thing I knew he had the peach in the other room.
Concerned that he would eat the pit I watched as he looked up between licks. He was quite a gentleman with the fruit. Then all that was left was the pit which he promptly gave me.
I love fruit and need it everyday. This day I was sharing my fruit unexpectedly with Tahoe and got to thinking about the good fruit in our relationships – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. I’d better be careful not to let Tahoe or people or circumstances steal those from me or keep me from sharing them with others! Oh my, I need fruit. Good for the body, mind, and spirit. I don’t want to be in the ‘pits’. OK, yes, that was corny but true.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Gal. 5:22