We heard a lot of this phrase "You are the apple of my eye". It usually comes from a romantic statement, a love letter, a song or maybe a poem. But do they know the real meaning of the word?
"...for whoever touches you touches the apple of God's eye." Zechariah 2:8 NIV
When the prophet of the Old Testament prophesy this sentence, he knew how very precious are each God's children in His eyes. God takes good care of us. He does what is best for us. At times, we may don't understand what is happening in our lives, but rest assured, He is in control. And nothing harm befalls to His children. We are the apple of His eyes ("apple" means "pupil") and like anybody else, nobody wants their eye's pupil be touched. It is our natural instinct to protect our pupil at all cost. And that is what God is exactly doing for us. He is protecting us at all cost. Even to the point of giving His son to die on the cross for us. Remember this: don't let anything beat you, "You are the apple of God's eye."