Silken Fingers Wrapped Around Mine

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by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

I cradled my infant daughter close to my breast, her silken fingers wrapped around mine. I felt each breath as her tiny chest rose and fell, filling me with wonder at the goodness of God.

Photo Credit: Alexas_Fotos/pixabay.comOur eyes locked. I studied her baby blues, looking deep into her soul. As my gaze steadied, I noticed my reflection staring back at me. In our closeness, her eyes were mirroring me which could only mean that her reflection was in my eyes as well.

She was the apple of my eye.

In Hebrew, the expression “apple of my eye” (ishon) means “little man” or “little daughter”, referring to the tiny reflection occurring on the pupil of an eye when gazing upon each other. It implies closeness. Knowing. Intimacy.

The Lord refers to us, His children, as the apple of His eye. Isn’t that beautiful? Isn’t it wondrous to think we are so close to our Heavenly Father – the Maker of heaven and earth – that our reflection glistens upon His eye? It’s hard to fathom, isn’t it?

Oh, what boundless love is this!

Photo Credit: DamiWurtz/“[The Lord] found him [the whole assembly of Israel] in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led him.” ~ Deuteronomy 32:10-12

I want to walk so closely with my Father God that I feel His breath upon me, that I feel the clasp of my silken fingers in His. Like my infant daughter cradled in my arms, reflecting my gaze, I want to bask in the love of my Abba Father and find my reflection in His eyes.

I want to know Him more.

I want to understand this holy relationship between Father/daughter that He has gifted me.

That He has gifted you.

Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Yes, pretty amazing, indeed.

Nan Jones

Nan Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. She has been published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian Devotions, and Inspire a Fire where she is a monthly contributor. She is also a monthly contributor to PW Connections, a blog and forum to encourage pastors' wives. Nan has had the honor of being featured as a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. This memoir was a 2016 Selah finalist. When Nan isn't writing, she enjoys leading prayer retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special events. She is becoming known by her brand: "Even so, I walk in the Presence of the Lord" as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to find God's Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil, to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at The Perils of a Pastor's Wife is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and LPC Bookstore

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    1. Thank you Norma. In many ways, the relationship He makes available to us is beyond comprehension, isn’t it? I find great comfort in knowing He is with me always.

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