Just a little thought today.
Apple of your eye--literally in Hebrew means: Little Man of the Eye.
Easy to remember believers are the apple of God's eye. Our little man reflections in the great eye of God. Uncompromised attention, loyalty and protection.
"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" (Deuteronomy 32:10 RSV)
No requirements. Love.
Anyone that close to us will, by default, also be reflected in our eyes--a rather passive exchange, wouldn't you say?
"My son, keep my Words and treasure up my Commandments with you; keep my Commandments and live, keep my Teachings as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet of your heart." (Proverbs 7:1-3 RSV)
God's reflection in our eyes looks like the law?