Don’t you just love apples in the Fall? There are so many fun, yummy varieties. Sweet, mellow Golden Delicious; tart, crisp Granny Smiths; delightfully crunchy Honeycrisps. All are apples, yet they are quite distinct from each other. It would be hard for me to choose a favorite.
It is kind of like us people, we are all humans, yet we come in a wonderful variety of personalities and characters. And guess what? God has chosen a favorite–you! Did you know that you are the apple of His eye? In the book of Psalms in the Bible, the psalmist talks about God keeping us as the apple of His eye. This actually refers to the pupil of the eye, or what we see everything through, which means you are always in God’s sight.
Another thing about our eyes, is how we protect them. Our vision is very precious and we do everything we can to protect it. God also protects us this way. In another verse, in the book of Deuteronomy, it talks about God protecting His people as the apple of His eye, “He, (God) shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of His eye.” Deuteronomy 32:10.
It is so amazing, that even though there are billions of people in the world, we are each God’s favorite. It is like my children, one night at dinner a friendly argument broke out because each child was claiming that they were my favorite! (Must be doing something right I guess!) However, if you do have more than one child, you can understand a little how it is possible for each of us to be God’s favorite. Each of my children are my favorite, just in different ways.
So the next time you are feeling a little down, just remember how important you are to your Heavenly Father. He sees you and He loves you. He guards you and He protects you. After all, you are His favorite!
“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 17:8