Apple of God’s eye

And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7

When did we become the center of God’s eyes? Was it when with His hands he formed Adam? Was it when he dreamed up Adam’s great love Eve? Was it when they first spoke or was it their first smile? We were the Apple of God’s eye before the creation. He had the entire Universe planned so that we could exist and prosper.

He certainly placed the stars in the heavens for us to ponder them. He set the oceans in motion that we might have adventures, placed the mountains to inspire us and filled the earth with animals to delight us.

But even before that He already had planned our future. Our purpose was always to be with Him. He knew we would fall and need redemption. He knew we would need forgiveness. Scripture reveals that since the foundation of the earth the plan of salvation had already been made. (1Peter 1:18-20, Ephesians 1:4) Jesus knew even then that his destiny was earth and to be the once and forever sacrifice, that the world could be saved. (John 3:16) The sacrifice of Jesus pays the price of our sins so that we might forever be with God, fulfilling Gods ultimate desire for us, to be with Him.

Some would have us believe that we are accidents of the cosmos. But are we to believe that while rocket ships, super computers and skyscrapers all have designers and makers, the most intelligent creative complicated being on this planet was just an accident?

Certainly we are the apple of God’s eyes and we are forever in His living hands!

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