A basket of truth for our Bible Study friends.

by Cathy Baker

Searching for a way to put your Fall apples to good use? 

Here’s one idea to throw in the hat:

Remind someone how special they are in God’s eyes by placing one apple in a clear cellophane bag, tying the top with jute or a ribbon and adding a card that says this: 

You are the apple of my eye. 
Love, Jesus 
Psalm 17:8

It’s a little something I made for the ladies in our most recent bible study, “Do You Think I’m Beautiful?” by Angela Thomas. I’ve also made these on other occasions because, let’s face it, who wouldn’t be encouraged by this truth? 

A simple but powerful reminder!

The term “apple of my eye” refers to something or someone one who is cherished above all others. David, the author of Psalm 17, was confident of God’s love for him. Yes, he had his share of doubts and insecurities, but he always returned to this foundational truth.

I don’t
know where you are today, or what you might be facing. Maybe it’s a
health issue, financial woes, or just a plain ol’ rough day, but know this: You are
cherished by the King of Kings. 

May we walk in this truth together, confident that there is nothing we could do or say to make Him love us more, nor is there anything we could do or say to make Him love us less. Now if this doesn’t put a giddy up in our step today, I’m not sure what will. 

How does it make you feel to know that you are the apple of your heavenly Father’s eye? 

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 17:8 

P.S. I happened across the apple note tags at Cracker Barrel, 75% off, but I’ve used plain white tags as well. It’s the message that counts.

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