Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cantaloupe Flavored Life

The simple thought of cantaloupe, makes my mouth water, in the I think I might be sick sort of watering. Honestly, I cannot stand the flavor, the texture, the anything about this poignant fruit. Yet even this piece of the garden that my taste buds reject can teach.

The simple things. The small wonders. Eyes open wide, I learn.

A simple mixed fruit salad, tossed for us all to enjoy. Scoop up a slice of mango, a few red ripened strawberries, while maneuvering around the orange chunks of yuck. How many times have I done this, scooping only the favorites of life? Fork in hand to enjoy, the flavor startles ... darn cantaloupe, it tinges the whole salad.

As I sit with a bit of disappointment, a smile spreads across my face. Cantaloupe has a way of rubbing off on everything, flavoring an entire bowl with its fruity flavor. My life, can learn from the cantaloupe ways.

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." - 2 Corinthians 2:14-15

My life, fragranced by God. Needs to be a bit more like cantaloupe. To mix in the world, tinging the whole salad with the aroma of grace and the flavor of His goodness.

Call me cantaloupe. I might just have a new favorite fruit.

13 comments:

Glenda said...

Canteloupe does leaving a lasting impression . . . and so do we!

Wendy said...

Love this post! I need more cantaloupe-ness in my life as well. Have a blessed week!

XOXO,
Wendy

Heidi... said...

I'm laughing... because I LOVE cantaloupe!! Next time, we'll eat together and you can give all those chunks to me! ; )

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving kind words of grace!

~H

Heidi... said...

I'm laughing... because I LOVE cantaloupe!! Next time, we'll eat together and you can give all those chunks to me! ; )

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving kind words of grace!

~H

Alida said...

We all need to have a little more cantaloupe in our lives indeed. Love your post!

joy and blessings to you,
Alida

Alida said...

We all need to have a little more cantaloupe in our lives indeed. Love your post!

joy and blessings to you,
Alida

Kerri (a simple princess) said...

love this!! a little more cantaloupe would be wonderful!
your blog is so fresh...I am glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you!
i have been able to read your comments as the come to my email, although they are not showing up on my blog....not sure why?!
blessings,

Modern Day Disciple said...

I like the description! Especially, tHe "ina get sick kind of way" ! It just was such a clear impression! Thanks for splashing by my way today!

Crissy at the Little House on the Right said...

Thank you for visiting/"splashing" my blog. I was encouraged by your words today. I too don't like cantaloupe and am always disappointed when i order a fruit cup at various restaurants and find it overpowered by cantaloupe. But, now when I look at one or have to cut into one I'll think of your words.

Tammy said...

I have enjoyed stopping by here for tea...very refreshing and makes me want to dance. Have a wonderful day

Jenifer said...

Sara, thank you for stopping by my blog, Sweet Blessings. Nice to "meet" you.

Though I do love cantaloupe, this analogy is great! Great post!

Lindsey said...

well said!

Miss Janet said...

I love that verse! We sing a song with that verse in it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nui6mK38ppc

Blessings to you!

Love & HUGS,

Janet