apple of his eye

You are the apple of God’s eye. (That’s not from a Hallmark greeting card, that’s in the Bible…)

Today’s Morning Prayer canticle from Deuteronomy captures this phrase: “He encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. (Dt 32:10) Elsewhere in the Old Testament the Psalmist prays: “Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of thy wings.” (Ps 17:8) The bible makes use of that…

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