God and the Muscadine Grape
In the backyard of my Virginian home grows a humble fruit.
It has a thick tart skin, sweet juicy pulp, annoying seeds. It’s an old traditional fruit, that is now the center of the longevity and anti-aging scientific research. It’s called the muscadine grape. It’s ironic that the grape is so common, and demand for it is so low, that some grocery stores in the South don’t even sell it. Yet, inside the muscadine grape is a secret – an extra chromosome that holds tremendous potential for extending human life.
To me, the irony is that the muscadine is a humble, almost forgotten fruit, even though it is amazingly easy to grow. As I sat in the seminar learning about the newest Shaklee Corporation product Vivix, and how it was the muscadine grape that gave the product its unique edge, I was reminded of the scripture 1 Corinthians 1:27 King James Version (KJV)
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty- the humble shall confound the wise.
It is a principal of Scripture and of the wisdom of God that in humility is found great power and influence. So rather than some exotic berry or root from a far off land with great ritual and legend, it’s the muscadine grape, grown in thousands of backyards, and wild in the Southeast United States may be the secret of healthy long life.
God is the Author, the Giver, and the Creator of Life. In the muscadine grape, He has exalted the humble.
Karen Miner Hurd
Shaklee Independent Distributor