One of my latest Runner’s World magazines was singing the praises of pomegranate & blueberry juice. Both juices are packed full of antioxidants, which are cancer (and other disease) fighters. I need all of that I can get.
So while at the store this weekend, I thought I’d see if they had a bottle of either juice. It didn’t take long in the juice section to find one that had BOTH pomegranate and blueberry juice combined. The label shouted the health benefits of both. Being a label reader, I checked the ingredients of the half-gallon jug just before I headed to the checkout lane. Here’s a picture of the label I took with my phone….
Reconstituted vegetable blend? Sweet potatoes? Purple carrots? WHAT?
You probably know that law requires food companies to put ingredients on the label in the order of the amount in the product. So the first item listed is the greatest ingredient and so on and so on. Notice how far down pomegranate and blueberry juices are on this list. Talk about surprise! They weren’t first, second or third. Basically there was a lot of everything in this EXCEPT the juices I was looking for.
After looking at the front label again I noticed way down in the corner the words “Pomegranate & Blueberry FLAVORED” drink. Ugh. I was looking for 100% juice and instead was about to by flavored juice.
That got me to thinking…
- If I had an ingredient label on me, how far down the list would Jesus be on my label? Would he be towards the top, in the middle or at the bottom?
- Would I be 100% Jesus or just Jesus flavored?
- Do I proclaim to be Jesus on my outside label, but on the inside I’m not Jesus at all?
The bible tells me that the ONLY place Jesus will accept in my life is at the VERY top, the FIRST ingredient. I’ve got some work to do.
How about you … are you 100% Jesus or just Jesus flavored?