O You who save those who trust in You…
Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings…
Apples are pretty darn important in our house. I like to eat them with shaker of salt in hand and Corinne loves them cooked in a pie. (I’ve found the best apple pie recipe that I will post at the end.) Zechariah 2:8 says this of you and I “…he who touches you touches the apple of His [God’s] eye.” David in Psalms 17:7-8 puts it this way, “O You who save those who trust in You…Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings”
How comforting it is to know we are the apple of His eye. What does that mean? Well, according to word-detective.com it means we are “…the cherished object of [His] affections, and to be regarded as especially precious and dear to [Him].”
As diverse as this world may be, God wants you to know, you are His cherished treasure and precious in His sight. We are so precious, that God, as a mother hen, shelters us under His wings. What a beautiful picture the psalmist paints!
Today, as you come to Him with all your hurts, remember you are the very apple of His eye, and He so longs to gather you under his wings.
“When you start to feel stressed, let those feelings alert you to your need for Me. Thus, your needs become doorways to deep dependence on Me and increasing intimacy between us.”___Sarah Young/Jesus Calling
My prayer…Lord, gather me under your wings that I may know Your love. Take my hurts, worries, and despair for I will trust you with them. And as my day continues and I but lose sight of You, gently remind me, You are there and that I’m safe under Your wings. In Jesus name…amen.
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
- Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.
(Find this recipe at Allrecipes.com)