The “Wonderful Pomegranate”.
Pomegranates have become very popular recently because they are full of antioxidants which are beneficial to our health, however, pomegranates have been around since ancient times and I am sure this scarlet fruit has been the delight of many since then.
There are many varieties of pomegranates but the “Wonderful Pomegranate” is primarly grown in Israel and in the USA, in California, by a company called “Pom Wonderful LLC” which manufactures many different kinds of “Wonderful Pomegranate” products.
I was first introduced to pomegranates when I was a child and I can remember spending many days sitting at home picking out the “seeds”, enjoying the tart, juicy fruit while staining my hands and mouth a bright red color! This sweet memory was recently resurrected one day when my two grand-daughters came to visit and asked if we could buy a pomegranate to eat for a snack! As we three enjoyed our “pomegranate experience” by seeing whose lips could get the reddest, I decided I wanted to learn more about this unusual fruit which was not only fun to eat but healthy also.
By typing “pomegranate” into an online search engine I came across many articles about the “Wonderful Pomgranate” and so it seemed right to use this fruit as an example of the many wonderful works of God.
Pomegranate is found in several places in the Old Testament. Solomon wrote in Song of Songs 4:3
“Your lips are like a strand of scarlet, And your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil Are like a piece of pomegranate. “
Indeed, the pomegranate is one of God’s wonderful works and how happy I am that it is readily available for us to enjoy today !
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“May I publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.”