An elderly man at an adult daycare in Texas says when he was having his bacon and egg breakfast taco, he noticed the face of Jesus on the flour tortilla staring back at him. He showed it to others to confirm, and the news of the "miracle" spread.
Ernesto Garza, 80, has now tucked away a half-eaten breakfast taco with an image of Jesus Christ, carefully wrapped in foil, in the refrigerator at La Amistad Adult Daycare in Beeville, Texas, and intends to preserve it for as long as he can, Kens5.com reported on Wednesday.
Like any other morning, Garza sat down with his taco at the daycare's cafeteria and unwrapped it. But that morning, he decided to eat only the inside of the taco. As he was poking around, he noticed a face on the charred flour tortilla staring back at him.
"I looked at it for five minutes," Garza was quoted as saying. Then he showed it to a friend sitting next to him and asked what she thought the face on the tortilla looked like. Garza's friend looked at it and jumped from her seat. "Jesus," she said.
Soon, everyone at the daycare was in the cafeteria to have a look at the face of Jesus, followed by pouring of phone calls by media outlets.
"Here's the eyes, nose, mouth, mustache," he told KRIS-TV.
"I consider it a blessing because it's unique," Angie Rodriguez, the daycare's director, stated. She also said she had prayed the previous night for a sign from God to reassure her in the midst of a crisis in her life. The "miracle," she said, touched her life. "We believe God works in mysterious ways."
For Garza, it was "a blessing from God."
Last month, the owner of a Chinese takeout restaurant saw Christ's face in the dirty, peeling paint on the side of his building in Sunderland in northeast England, U.K.'s Daily Mail reports. In March, an interior decorator saw Jesus in a partially-plastered wall in Austwick in North Yorkshire, England.