Woman Finds God in a Goldfish Cracker

Miracle Goldfish cracker printed with a star and cross


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If you eat 2,000 slices of toast a week, sooner or later one of them is probably going to look a little bit like Jesus if you squint at it the right way. People see God in all sorts of things, even on food like the humble Goldfish cracker.

Patti Burke of Melbourne, Fla., eats three pounds of Goldfish crackers a week. But she found one recently that stood out from the pack. The miracle fish was emblazoned with a star and a cross, and was probably extra cheesy. Because she found it during Holy Week, she thought it must be a miracle.

According to Gawker, she first checked with the Goldfish cracker company to see if they were intentionally marking the fish with religious symbols in honor of Holy Week. Pepperidge Farm told her there was no way they'd printed a Jesus cracker at the factory, which to Burke meant there was only one logical solution:

“I believe that it’s a sign, a sign from God, that ... he is still in our life every day and he wants to show that to his people,” Burke said. “And it’s something that happened right here at Easter."

Her pastor, Scott Worth, says it's not necessarily a miracle per se, but it's somewhere in the vicinity of miracledom.

"I think it’s a sign," he said to Florida Today. "I think it points to, I would hesitate to call it a miracle, but I think it points to the miracle, which is Jesus Christ defeated death. And that’s what Easter is all about."


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