“I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit–fruit that will last”
John 15:16

I love carambola, also known as starfruit which is the fruit of a tree native to Southeast Asia. Everything about the starfruit tree is pleasing to the eye with abundant bright colored fruits and pink flowers. The entire fruit is edible and they can be used in cooking, or made into relishes, preserves, and juice drinks. Ripe starfruits are sweet with the taste being similar to a mix between an apple and a citrus fruit. Starfruit is rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. It also has both antioxidant and antimicrobial health properties. Amazingly, starfruit trees can produce an incredible quantity of up to 400 lbs of fruit every year under ideal growing conditions. (1) When cut in cross-section it resembles the beautiful shape of a star. The Lord Jesus considers us a star if our lives produce good fruit. When you seek the Lord’s direction in everything that you do then “the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit.” (Col 1:10) So produce good fruit and be a star!

1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carambola