28th July 2018

The Apple of Your Eye

“Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me in the shadow of Your wings.”
Psalm 17:8 (NIV)

“Ah yes,” said my mother with a knowing smile, “your father had you as the apple of his eye all the time he served in Burma during the war.” As a child I had no idea what she meant, but I liked the sound of it. My parents married soon after the end of the second world war and I was born the year after. As an adult I began to understand the words of my mother. To be the apple of one’s eye is to be someone very special. Even before I was born I was the dream of my father – it gave him purpose in the dense perilous jungles of Burma. He dreamt of a time when he would live in peace with his future wife and children.

We are the apple of God’s metaphoric eye – He loves us more than we can ever comprehend. He gave His Son that we may live (John 3:16). God has dreams and plans for us. We are going to share eternity with Him. We will see His face one day. Revelation 22:4 tells us, “They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” There is a fantastic future ahead for us, a time of joy and excitement, all because we are the apple of God’s eye.

God asks us to “Keep my commandments and live; guard my teaching as the apple of your eye” (Proverbs 7:2). He wants us to stay close to Him and to hold the dream of His wonderful kingdom, to keep Him as the apple of your eye.

Prayer
Loving and amazing God, thank you that we really are the apple of your eye – we are humbled and grateful for your love.
Amen

Study by Irene Wilson

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About the Author:
Irene Wilson is a Deaconess in the Watford Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God UK, part of Grace Communion International, where she also serves on the Pastoral Council.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone: 01923-855570
Email: george.sueann.henderson49@gmail.com

 

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