Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Does God Play Favorites?

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

 
Let's be honest, we all have our favorites - we like one thing better than another. We prefer blue over green, corn over cauliflower, summer over spring, bugs over baby dolls, and.... well, you get the idea.
 
When it comes to our kids, however, we simply cannot choose one over the other. How can we when they're part of us - a mini me or a mini him - created in our image? Wouldn't that be rejecting ourselves? But, it is possible to make each child the apple of our eye - to know they are precious in our sight - because that's how God treats us.
 
Yes, God plays favorites:
 
"For the Lord's portion is his people, Jacob his alotted inheritance...
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
like an eagle that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them
and carries them aloft
." Deuteronomy 32:9-11
 
(Pssst! Meet me over at the Christian Children's Authors blog with many more of God's favored ones, won't you?)

2 comments:

  1. I feel so loved. Beautiful, encouraging words Dawn. ~Love you friend, Amy

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    1. Happy Monday, Amy! Stay warm up there.

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