O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3
The children were lined up in the school cafeteria for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples accompanied by a note that read:
“Take only ONE. God’s watching.”
Further down the lunch line, at the other end of the table, was a plate piled high with cookies. Next to it was a note in a child’s handwriting:
“Take all you want. God’s watching the apples!”
Kids are hilarious. And our thinking often isn’t much different than theirs. Take for example the issue of God’s providential care. How often do we think that God is absent or preoccupied with other things? How often do we err by assuming that God is present but indifferent to our actions, or He’s present only with disapproving judgment?
God sees us. He’s watching all the time. . . in our time of blessing and when things are tougher than they’ve ever been. When He sees His image reflected in who we are, it’s pleasing to Him.
“For however devoted you are to God, you may be sure that He is immeasurably more devoted to you.”
- Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)