Friday, June 27, 2008

Spontaneous Praise and the Macadamia Nut

On the way to Costa Rica last week I pulled out the little bag of macadamia nuts I had brought for the trip.

As I carefully savored each one I started to realize once again how spectacularly good macadamia nuts really are.

And I started to say, "Mmmmm. Macadamia nuts are the best nuts of all. So salty. And the fat content is high, and they are smooth and creamy."

I suddenly realized I was actually praying, telling Jesus about how great macadamia nuts are. So I said, thanks for macadamia nuts. I think the fact that they exist show that you are a good God and care about us.

Which seemed a little goofy at the time, but I'm guessing I should be goofy in that way more often.


  1. I bet God was smiling when he heard your prayer. That and thinking "Matt, if you'd only try them dipped in my other delicious creation, chocolate."

  2. I feel that same way (lead to spontaneously praise Jesus) whenever I hear banjo music. Though it's rarely on airplanes, so maybe it's not the same thing.