I was making a key lime pie yesterday evening. I bought the actual key limes–those little yellowish balls that take forever to squeeze. Well, I needed some zest so I was trying to hold the small fruit with one hand and use my zester with the other–tricky. But as I struggled, the aroma of the oils began to waft up. Regular limes smell nice–fresh and citrusy. But key limes are a category all their own–they have an exotic nectar that’s almost intoxicating. As I breathed in the perfume two words popped in my head: “God’s idea.”
And so it is. Everything good is God’s idea. My best idea on my best day doesn’t even approach the idea that when the rind of a key lime is scraped away, it will release an amazing smell.
I looked around my kitchen at the corn on the cob boiling on the stove, the fat, summer tomato waiting to be sliced, butter–all God’s ideas. God’s very, very good ideas. My husband was in the other room and I thought about how much I love him and how pleasant it is to share a meal with him. Very good ideas, indeed.
Matthew 7:11 ” If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”