Who would design such an attractive, delicious delight?
The primary color of red pops out amid the secondary color of green. Obviously, our modern culture has tapped into the arrangement of the color scheme but places a backward emphasis. Red directs us to stop; green means go. Red shouts debt, while green signifies profit. Our authorities have taken the color of passion and associated it with the negative. Certainly, it is to drive home a message. But we all know that the color of red in a green tree is bold and beautiful. The color scheme attracts us.
We have two apple trees in our backyard. I approach an apple. There it is, hanging by a small stem. Accidentally brushing a branch, a few of those bulbous thingies just fall to the ground. I pick one up to discover the skin had split by hitting a rock. Juice mingled with dirt. The juice smelled good, so I pull another apple off a branch. It had a little bit of film on its skin so I rubbed it with the bottom rim of my t-shirt. I discovered a shine. Quickly, I polished the whole apple. It gleamed in the afternoon sunlight.
Biting into an apple is a delicious experience. You break the skin, and juice squirts. The texture allows you to suck juice from the pieces in your mouth and then chew. The natural sugar delights the taste buds and energizes the body.
Who would design such an attractive, delicious delight and in the process, provide for your body some healthy calories, good dietary fiber, and little bit of vitamin C?
It’s our Creator.
And the miracle that He brought to my backyard reminds me of the miracle that He did in history among the people of Jacob:
“He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him. He kept him as the apple of His eye” (Deuteronomy 32:10).
Gracious love flows from the heart of God.
Today in Idaho Falls, we take an ancient king’s words and make it our prayer to God:
“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings” (Psalm 17:8).