The Meaning Behind Our Name

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“He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.” Deuteronomy 32:10

Have you wondered what it really means to be the apple of someone’s eye or where the phrase comes from?  The phrase was first used in the Bible but comes from a Hebrew expression that literally means “little man of the eye,” which refers to the tiny reflection of yourself that you see in another person’s pupil.  Someone is gazing at you so intently and closely that you are literally in the center of their eye.  Your very image mirrored in the eye of that person.  How cool is that?!

This verse in the Old Testament comes from a song of Moses.  The people are lost, deserted and suffering, in need of rescue.  Moses is describing God’s love and tender care for His people; He finds them, encircles them, instructs them.   Moses uses the term Apple of His Eye to show how God regards His people as one would a cherished child, sheltering and protecting each one.

This is the driving force behind Apple of His Eye Charity.  We want the orphan and widow in India and Rwanda to know how incredibly special they are to us but even more importantly, to God.  Everything we do is with this in mind.  We want them to know God sees and hears their cries for help.

David used these same words as he cried out to God.  “I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.  Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand.  O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them.  Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.”  Psalm 17:6-8 NKJ

The same is true for you, our partners here.  We want all of you to know you are cherished ones in His sight and He wants to guide you through any circumstance life throws at you.  He is watching and waiting for you to turn to Him like Moses and David.  Such an awesome truth and promise from our Almighty God.  We are the apple of His Eye!

By: TJ Saling Caldwell

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