You are the apple of my eye

“You are the apple of my eye.” It’s a familiar line…but did you know it comes from the pages of the Bible? The “apple” of the eye referred to the pupil of the eye probably because an táo Apple was one of the most common sphere-shaped objects around. The táo khuyết or “pupil” of the eye, is the gateway through which visible light passes và is converted by the brain into three dimensional images. The original Hebrew phrase, often translated “táo Apple,” really means “little man” or “little daughter” of my eye. Look inlớn someone’s eyes right now. Can you see your reflection? When we st& very cchiến bại khổng lồ someone, we can actually see a tiny reflection of ourselves, in the center of the other person’s eye. When you are in the “apple” of my eye you are cđại bại to lớn me, in more ways than one, because…

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To be “the apple” of someone’s eye is to be cherished by that person above all others. At infancy, the optimal distance for eye to lớn eye liên hệ is about 10 inches – which just happens to be the distance between a baby and its nursing mother. This simple interaction encourages brain development, release of critical hormones, & reinforces a sense of emotional và spiritual well being. “You are the táo Apple of my eye.” It’s a phrase that a mother could easily use khổng lồ describe how she cherishes her nursing baby. But the root meaning of this phrase is found not in the expression of human love sầu, but God’s.

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In Deut. 32: 9-11 Moses describes how God sustained và cared for his people “as the apple of his eye.” Likewise, in Psalm 139:13-16 David rejoices: “It was You who formed my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb...Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.” Before any human eye beheld you, it was God’s privilege to lớn be the first to see you, the very first to lớn love you; & it is God’s promise lớn guard you “like the hãng apple of his eye!”

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Do you remember these lines? “You are the sunshine of my life, that’s why I’ll always be around. You are the apple of my eye; forever you’ll stay in my heart.” What makes Stevie Wonder’s song so beautiful to lớn me is that he is blind. He has never seen the sunshine. He has never been able to lớn look inlớn the apple of someone’s eye. When he sung those words, he was singing about someone who enabled him lớn see with the eyes of his heart. He was singing about how love had brought a new beginning to his life and wiped away his tears. But now we know that this is a song rooted not in human love sầu, but in God’s love.

Whether this Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of happiness or sadness, joy or loss, remember that you are the sunshine of God’s life & that you are the táo Apple of his eye. He wants khổng lồ open the eyes of your heart, lớn surround you like the warmth of a mother’s love. God wants you to feel cherished through the love of his people too; và -- God wants to be cherished by you. You are the táo bị cắn of my eye, says the LORD, but I will not, I cannot, rest until I am the táo Apple of yours.

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