Precious in His Sight
For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. Zechariah 2:8 KJV
Ask someone what he/she thinks is precious. Some might say, an heirloom handed down for generations. Or, others may say their brand new house. The majority of individuals probably will answer, "My children." All except the latter is of little significance. It's entirely materialistic gain...nothing more.
As children of God...we're precious in His sight. We're special, and He loves us as evidenced by His promises in His Word. To this day, God continues to love and guide us, as He has throughout the ages.
His presence is felt by those of faith. His voice can be heard above a crowd, and His Spirit corroborates with our spirit in every aspect of our lives. He's there in a business meeting and in the living room while we're watching TV. He's at our dinner table, and He's watching over us at bedtime.
God never leaves us, nor would we want Him to. As stipulated in Zechariah 2:8..."Apple of His eye" refers to the pupil, a valuable and vulnerable part of the body. This metaphor functions to express God's deepest feelings for His children. God, King of the Universe, is our biggest treasure, and the most precious part of our lives and heart. Return His love unconditionally, and then be still and watch God work.
"Lord thank You for everything in our lives, past, present, and to come. We are Yours, and place our trust in You, in Jesus name, Amen."
Written by C D Swanson