…he who touches you touches the apple of his eye… —Zechariah 2:8

I was working in a flower garden one day and as I bent down to pick up some weeds a dry flower stalk stuck me in the eye. Immediately I thought it pierced my eye and I could not see because my eye was watering so profusely. And wouldn’t you know it, this was my good eye. If I lost sight in it then I would be legally blind. I was very concerned and asked the Lord for help and protection in this situation. I walked to a neighbor next to where I was working and asked if they could see anything in my eye. They could not and my eye was already clearing. I could see again and after a few minutes it was like nothing ever happened. Thank You Lord for Your protection of my eyesight!

The eye is so precious and it is the apple of the eye, the pupil, which allows light through. This part of the eye opens and closes to allow the right amount of light through. It is the gate-keeper for the light. Without the pupil, the apple of one’s eye, you would not be able to see. This is a precious part of the eye.

In the above verse God’s people are mention as “the apple of his eye.” This means that His people are precious to Him and He guards “the apple of his eye” (Deuteronomy 32:10). As God’s people we are to desire to be kept as “the apple of his eye” (Psalm 17:8). Not only that, but we are to keep and guard His teachings as the apple of our eye (Proverbs 7:2). We are precious to Him and His Word is to be precious to us!

Did you hear that? You are precious to Him— precious! Now, is His Word precious to you? May it be so!

Dear Father, I am so grateful to know that You consider me precious. Oh, that I would consider Your communication to me precious as well. Your value on me is seen when You gave Your Precious Son to die for my sin so I could be saved and be precious to You as well. Let me never forget the value You place on me and may my life reflect the preciousness of Your Word to me.

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