Chef Finds 'Divine Message' in Eggplant Slice
Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 12:41 PM EDT
In Louisiana, a cook says he got some heavenly encouragement in the form of an eggplant.
Chef Jemarcus Brady works at Gino's Italian Family restaurant in Baton Rouge. On Monday Brady got what he is calling a message from heaven. As he worked on cutting, salting and sauteing eggplants he noticed something different in one eggplant.
"When you sliced into it, the pattern showed from the seeds that were forming in the inside the letters G-O-D as God," Brady recalled. "I couldn't think of anything. I just had to tell somebody to come look at it."
Brady says he's no stranger to life's struggles and his faith has gotten him through. He raised four kids on a limited income before becoming a cook, and he says the significance of the rare eggplant seeds aren't lost on him.
"Through the whole road he's showing me that, 'Hey I'm real' and that's the only thing you can depend on," Brady said.
In the restaurant business for nearly 50 years, the restaurant's co-owner Gino Marino says with a find this rare, it's something he'll never forget.
"You could cut a million eggplants and you'd probably never see that again, it's that rare," Marino said. "God is within us and he has different ways of showing it within our lives."
So was it divine intervention? It doesn't really matter to Brady.
"I don't know what it means," Brady said. "All I know it just tells me that hey, he's real and nothing else can change my mind about that."