You Are the Apple of His Eye
The last time I had a glaucoma test, I felt tense knowing that puff of air would come toward my eye. I knew it wouldn’t hurt me, but it still scared me. I wanted to protect my eyes!
God feels the same way about you. Zechariah 2:8 says: “for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye—” (NIV). In this verse, the word “apple” refers to the pupil, the tenderest, most vulnerable part of the eye. No wonder God has designed us to instinctively protect our eye.
The NLT words Zechariah 2:8 this way: “For he said, ‘Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.'”
Yet, why do bad things happen? God’s motivation is not for us to be injured, but He does allow bad things to happen so that we will need Him.
The puff of air from the glaucoma testing machine seems dangerous, yet doesn’t damage us. Likewise, we can actually look at trials and problems coming toward us as potentially dangerous, but they don’t have to hurt us if we keep our trust in God. We can turn to Him for His help.
We are precious to Him, as precious as your pupil is to you for your sight. Remember that every time you block some potential danger from reaching your eye.
Kathy Collard Miller is the author of 50 books including Never Ever Be the Same (co-authored with husband Larry). An international speaker, Kathy has spoken in over 30 states and 8 foreign countries. www.KathyCollardMiller.com. Kathy and Larry live in Southern California and often speak together on marriage.