Last night Bella went to bed about the same time she does every night. But when Jacob and I went to bed later, she woke up. Jacob was already asleep, and I was tired and didn’t want to get back up with her, so I just put her in our bed. She cuddled up next to me, and I laid down facing her. I was playing with her hair and watching her fight sleep. Her eyes would close, then she would open them wide and stare at me. I was so close to her that I could see my reflection in her eyes. She smiled at me as she fell asleep, and I laid there thinking how special this moment was with her. She is not one to sit still. She just recently started wanting to sleep in our bed. She has always wanted her bed, she’s not one to cuddle. But as she laid there cuddling with me with our noses touching, I couldn’t help but thank God for the wonderful moment I had with her.
In our Chapter today, verse 8 says: “Keep me the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.”
How awesome that last night was an exact example of this verse for today! To be the apple of someone eye is to be so close to them that you see your reflection in their eyes. Did you know that God wants us to be the apple of His eye? How do you become the apple of someones eye? You wouldn’t just walk up to a stranger and put your face so close to theirs that you see yourself. They will probably think you are loony and run away from you. But I can do that with my husband, or with my children, because I have a relationship with them. I know them. That’s what God wants. He wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you so close that He can see His reflection in your eye. It should be our desire to be the apple of His eye, but not only that, but to also stay the apple of His eye.
So today I leave you with this question. Are you the apple of His eye? If not, you can be. It’s not to late to have a relationship with Him. That’s what being a Christian is all about. It’s not just about going to Church, and going through the rituals and motions. It’s not just a Sunday thing, and then I forget about Him through the week. It’s about knowing Him, talking to Him, praising Him every day. It’s all about the relationship.