“No matter how hard you work, you’ll have nothing to show for it— bankrupt lives, wasted souls…. You’ll press apples but never drink the cider.” Micah 6:14,15
I keep a pint-size bottle of Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar by my bed. If you aren’t aware of this product, you may want to Google the benefits of it and buy a bottle. All my life I’ve had leg cramps during the night. I discovered that taking a quick gulp of the vinegar makes the cramp leave in the matter of seconds. It’s also great for indigestion.
Last night I dropped the bottle of vinegar on the hard floor and the cap shattered, spilling nearly the whole pint on to the floor next to my bed. Besides being frustrated that I wasted a bottle of this precious liquid ($4.00 a pint), the smell of vinegar permeated through the room. While leaning over the bed, I became light headed from the fumes. I couldn’t help but think that a product so good can become caustic. With a little Febreze refresher, the odor eventually subsided enough for me to get to sleep, and gratefully, I had no leg cramps last night.
It is amazing that something as sweet as an apple can become vinegar when allowed to ferment. Pope John XXIII said, “Men (mankind) are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.” Let’s all try to be the “best.”
Lord, help us to seek goodness in our lives. Amen.