By Hazel Holland
As I was painting this impressionistic watercolor I was reminded of David's words in Psalm 17:8: "Keep me as the apple of Your eye. Hide me in the shadow of Your wings."
I believe the psalmist used the symbol of an apple to illustrate the roundness of the pupil which is the most sensitive and delicate part of the eye. Because it is so vulnerable it needs constant protection.
I believe God is telling us that we are like the pupil of an eye because we are vulnerable and in need of His protection. God is trying to show us that we are at the very center of His care and concern. He wants us to know that nothing that ever happens to us is ever hidden from His loving and watchful eyes.
Although bad things happen to all of us at times because we live in a sinful world, God promises to be with us in the difficulties and hardships we face. Sometimes He intervenes in our lives to spare us heartache, but most often He allows us to go through the pain as He holds us close to His heart. Either way we may know that we are never left alone in our circumstances, because His watchful and loving eyes will always protect our hearts.♥