“What About A Worm in An Apple?”

“What About A Worm in An Apple?”


     Have we ever wondered how a worm gets

inside an apple? If we think that the worm burrows in the apple from

the outside , we’d be wrong. Scientists have

discovered that the worm comes from the inside

of the apple. But, how in the world did he get there?

The answer is simple. Female

apple maggot flies finds a sweet smelling apple that is

ripening and lands on it. Using a small, sharp, hollow tube on the underside of

her body, the fly stabs a small hole in the fruit. Then she releases her eggs,

which slide down that hollow tube into the apple.

Soon afterward, the eggs hatch inside

the heart of the apple into tiny white worms

called railroad worms, who eat their way out of the apple.

Similarly, sin, like the worm, begins

in the heart of man and works out through an

individual’s thoughts, words, and actions

( Matthew

12:34-37; Matthew 15:15-20; Mark 7:14-23; James 1:14-15) ;

cf. Psalm

39:1 ; Proverbs

13:3 ; Proverbs

21:23 )

For this very reason, David prayed:

“ Create in me a clean

heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me ”

( Psalm

51:10 ).