Apple of God’s Eye

Apple of God’s Eye

Deuteronomy 32:9-10 the Lord’s own portion was his people, Jacob his allotted share. He sustained him in a desert land, in a howling wilderness waste; he shielded him, cared for him, guarded him as the apple of his eye.
 
Jacob was a son of Issac and grandson of Abraham. God later changed his name to Israel after a mysterious night-long wrestling match with…what? or who?… a man, perhaps an angel, even God? As day broke, Jacob refused to let go unless his adversary blessed him – the blessing came in the form of a new name, Israel – meaning one who struggles with, wrestles with, closely engages with … God! And from Jacob/Israel’s twelve sons came the twelve tribes of Israel whom God calls “the apple of my eye”. They are the people God chose to carry forward the next steps of God’s plan for transforming humanity’s future. And to that promised future we are heirs, in and through Jesus Christ. In Him we too are now the “apple of God’s eye” – the clear and beloved focus of the most high who watches over us, cares for us, teaches and comforts us – we are front and center in God’s eye; and we have become bearers of the mission to bless humanity’s future. We bear it now,  by God’s leading and power, little step by faithful step. With confidence and joy, let’s report for duty day by day and be available always to let the pure waters of God’s love flow through us, rusty pipes though we be.
Pastor Bill

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