Elote Avocado Toast

A Much Needed Reminder & Elote Avocado Toast

Luke 23:43 (erv)

Then Jesus said to him, “I promise you, today you will be with me in paradise.”


Sometimes, I think we can all use a reminder of who God really is. There’s a lot of noise surrounding the idea of religion. So many personal beliefs that are shared as truth, so much spirituality, so many opinions and interpretations that the simplicity of God’s goodness gets buried.

But there are quite a few stories in the Bible that stop me in disbelief and awe of just how good He really is. This story is one of them.

In this moment, Jesus is hanging from a cross. He was betrayed by one of his closest friends and denied by another. He was whipped and beaten. He was forced to carry a wooden cross up a hill. He had nails driven through His hands and feet. And He knew these there were His final moments on earth. Guess what He spent time doing? Accepting and forgiving the criminal hanging next to Him.

We don’t know much about this man, but we do know that he was convicted of a crime worthy of death. While he was scolding the criminal on the other side of Jesus, he admits his guilt by saying, “We are being punished fairly. We are getting just what our actions call for (Luke 23:41).” So, he’s guilty – this isn’t a Steven Avery situation here.

But none of that mattered to Jesus. He knew that criminals heart. He knew that when that man said he believed, he meant it. And with no questions asked, no apologies needed, and no conditions given, Jesus accepted him and gave him the promise of eternity together in paradise.

Those words make tears well up in my eyes. That’s who He is. He’s beautiful. When we think about Him, and forget all the noise and theology and controversy, we see who He really is by His actions. If the noise of the world causes you to lose sight of Him, come back to stories like this one. Be reminded of how simple a relationship with Him is because of His love and good nature.


When you read this story, what are your thoughts about Jesus? What character traits stand out to you?


That you’ll be reminded of who God really is through this story.

Elote Avocado Toast

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

Serves 1 Slice of Elote Avocado Toast

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  • 1 ear sweet corn (or 1/2 cup frozen/canned)
  • 1 thick slice bread
  • 1/8 avocado
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. If using an ear of corn, preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with tin foil
  3. Brush corn with olive oil and roast for 20 minutes, or until corn is soft, turning frequently
  4. Once corn is roasted, remove from husk and place in a bowl with butter, lime juice, and seasonings and mix
  5. Toast bread to desired level
  6. Mash avocado using a fork and spread across the top of toasted bread
  7. Spoon elote on the top of the toast
  8. Serve with a side of scrambled eggs for extra protein (optional)

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Nutrition information does not include optional eggs.

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