An Apple a Day

Remember the well-known saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apple trees need full sun—at least six to eight hours of sunlight during the growing season. The best soil for apple trees is moist and well-drained with a neutral soil pH of 6.0-7.0. The apple is a hardy, deciduous woody perennial tree that grows in all temperate zones. Apples grow best where there is cold in winter, moderate summer temperatures, and medium to high humidity. Apples are said to lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure, will aid digestion, can support the immune system, are Diabetes-friendly with Antioxidants that could play a role in Cancer prevention.

Show thy marvelous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 17:7&8 (KJV)

Remember that, just as a gardener keeps His eye on the apple growing, so God too keeps His eye on each of those who serve Him in spirit and truth. As the apple tree requires a cold winter to bear better fruit in the summer, so too one’s problems in a spiritual winter, bring forth much spiritual fruit and maturity after the troubled times. The appreciation of the good is enriched when one has experienced drought and hardship. One should never give up as life will continue and the time for good fruit will come again.

Dear Lord, help me through this season, build my spirit when my mind and body may feel weak. Help me to grow through the pain so that my strength may increase as I find my comfort in you. In Jesus name, Amen.

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