The "apple" is the pupil of the eye, the part:
- Sensitive to the slightest touch
- Harmed by the tiniest particles
- Irreparable if damaged or destroyed
The phrase “apple of his eye” was used by Shakespeare in Midsummer Night’s Dream and became more popular after Sir Walter Scott used it 200 years later in his writings. But the first place it’s recorded is in the Bible.
In Deuteronomy 32:10 and Zechariah 2:8 God calls His people the “apple of His eye.”
As Christians, we are the apple of God’s eye. Just think about that…we are God’s highest priority of His creation…made in His image. He protects us, cares for us, and cares about us.
We are cherished by the God of the Universe!
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