when life burns

I am so happy today when I find these small bell peppers in the market.  What a delicacy!

I thank Jesus for His goodness and rush home to wash and blanch my special treat.

Soaking them in bleach water, waiting until they are nice and dry, I take my time.  Finally, I take my first bite only to be very surprised when the pepper bites back.

These are not bell peppers at all.  They are some form of local chili peppers!  I am reminded as the searing heat creeps up my neck, sometimes life burns.

Grateful.  I am so grateful to be reminded even in the hottest fire I am never alone.  And dear friend neither are you.

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
 I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  Isa 41:10