Deuteronomy 32:10 (KJV) “He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.”
Psalm 17:8-9 (KJV) “Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.”
Zechariah 2:7-9 (ESV)“Up! Escape to Zion, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon. For thus said the Lord of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye:“Behold, I will shake my hand over them, and they shall become plunder for those who served them. Then you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent me.”
בָּבָה bâbâh, baw-baw'; feminine active participle of an unused root meaning to hollow out; something hollowed (as a gate), i.e. pupil of the eye:—apple (of the eye).
I am the apple of Elohim’s eye. He follows me everywhere I go. He sees everything: what is behind me, and what is in front. I am like his cherished infant, his beloved wife, his greatest treasure. He never lets me out of his sight.
He sees me from all directions at once- inside and out. What I feel; where I walk. Since I walk in his sphere, his influence is everywhere. Each person I connect with, each object that I touch all exists within him. If an accident should befall me, it would only be by his permission, in his purpose, and for his glory.
When I remember the Lord in this life, he is pleased. The yellow snapdragons that delight my sight are for me. The lilacs fragrance the air for me. The warmth of my blanket upon my lap, the light of the lamp at my side, the friend who calls me on the phone - are all his good and perfect gifts.
The mystery is how does God see all the apples of his eye at the same time? When we meet with each other, are we not each chosen and precious in his sight? It is like a circle within a circle -his eye on me and around me - yet also on all of those he calls his own. My eyes upon him and upon those I love. So we circle round each other and live in interconnecting rings. Yet we are more than rings - we are three dimensional and full. Like polished stones built upon each other creating a living structure greater than our individual parts.
How mysterious - how this takes me outside of myself and my own small world - Are we not also becoming transparent - seeing His Spirit in each other? Like glass stones filled with light? Like streets of gold and buildings bright? Like fruit hanging from a tree? Or Christmas lights hung on boughs and eaves? Like stars flung across the night: we twinkle and dance and build the very structure of the great expanse called space. Even in the tiniest cell of life, are we not still quarks of light?
So the universe becomes our playground, our building site, our garden bright, our amphitheater.