I was also thinking of the correlation between apples, us and God. (besides the obvious apple in the garden of Eden connection).
While we are all people, God created us with various gifts to be used for different purposes. If I use a McIntosh apple for pie, it will still be a good pie, but not as good as if I had used a 'pie' variety.
We have been given unique gifts to be used for God's purposes. We might be great at one thing but we could be even greater at some other vocation.
The end result was delicious.
And when we think we are absolutely 'squished' beyond help or hope, when we are feeling so useless and bruised and 'worm-eaten' and defeated....our Heavenly Father picks us up and makes something out of us, after all.