The nut and the apple have much in common as we enjoy them beyond taste, fiber, and protein. These amazing fruits come from a wonderful tree that was a "nut or a seed.” This hardly seems like a topic worthy of a short piece of writing, yet I still get excited at the amazing natural wonders right in front of my nose.
We have a bowl of nuts on one counter and a bowl of apples on the island. Our family enjoys fruit so much that we discuss favorite personal varieties. My daughter Chelsea suggested that we have comparison taste test. What fun! Boring—but a special family bonding centered on our love of apples; and we’ll make a memory. When Kathy worked afternoons, I was known for apple parties, peanuts and peanut butter sandwiches, apple butter, and apple sauce. I'm somewhat of a naturalist, a lover of all the wonders of God’s creation—I love to eat the simple things that God provided just as they are.
Ponder the tree: it’s fruit, seeds, pollen distribution, flowers, the role of birds and insects, and the enormity of all of that marvelous interplay. Its total symphonic teamwork, collective natural-behavior of stimuli-response, reproductive design, sharing, feeding, and fertilizing of an entire ecosystem. Seeds, nuts, and fruit are masterpieces of creation that we’ll never duplicate.
Business and industry today speak of synergism and teamwork. Behold what God has done. Make no mistake where the mind of man gets those inspired ideas that raise our collective standard of living notch by notch, or nut by nut. We are after all God's Seeds.