Why do they call it Fruity Pebbles?

Seriously, why would you want to eat fruit flavored rocks? Then again, I know the cereal is named after Fred Flintstone’s daughter, Pebbles, and well, that doesn’t sound any better, does it? Pebbles herself is fruity? I just don’t get it.

In the book of Galatians, Paul talks about fruit. The fruit of the spirit.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

So if I have the Holy Spirit living in me, guiding me, and leading me then I should produce fruit that reflects that Spirit. Hmmmm. I’ve made a few notes about fruit and it’s source (the tree):

  • a healthy tree produces healthy fruit and conversely an unhealthy tree might not produce any fruit
  • a tree can survive without ever producing fruit, its just not where the hungry will go if they need food
  • a tree cannot fulfill its mission unless it releases its fruit to the world, multiplying itself
  • fruit is ultimately for others (you don’t see an apple tree eating an apple)
  • fruit is not apparent immediately, it takes time to grow and develop
  • a fruit tree is recognized by its fruit, without visible oranges how would anyone know its a healthy orange tree
  • fruit trees grow best planted beside an abundant life giving water source (remove it and it will struggle to live, much less produce fruit)
  • fruit trees grow best when they have plenty of Son (ok, I had to throw that cheesy one in there..oh and cheese does not grow on trees)

What does your fruit say about you?

Are you even bearing fruit?

Can anyone tell that you’re a healthy fruit producing believer?

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  • Another thought: they don’t really taste like fruit…just sayin’.

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