When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
Psalm 8:3-4 (emphasis mine)
Someone is watching you! He knows your name, where you live and even what you are thinking in your mind every minute of every day. That “thing” you did you don’t think anyone knows about but you, He saw you.
With technology today, we worry about being filmed without our knowledge or permission. It is a real and constant concern to be sure. Most of us desire to look and be our best when in the presence of others or when at the moment we are captured in perpetuity. Whether we like to admit it or not, we value what others think of us. To what extent we consider their assessment, may suggest either an over or under concern of what that evaluation is.
We make judgments, you and I, every day. We judge each other, whether it is evident or not. Television programs are designed to help us exercise this part of who we are as humans through the production of “reality” shows that draw us into the lives of people we don’t even know and will probably never meet. At the same time, we develop and cultivate strong opinions about the characters. We discuss our views with others who have an interest in the same programs and to hear our conversations, one might think we have a stake in the outcome. What if you knew your life was being recorded for such scrutiny? Well, according to Scripture, be aware, because it is. I invite you to read Psalm 139 for full disclosure.
Our eternal God and Creator sees us and knows each one of us intimately. He tells us He knows us better than we know ourselves. “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” Hebrews 4:13. No matter what you may think, however, I want to be clear about how God sees you and me through Jesus Christ.
Loved by God the Father. Jude 1:1
God’s “treasured possession.” Exodus 19:5
Forgiven. 1 John 1:9
Redeemed. 1 Peter 1:18
“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13. “You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:14.
“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God…” 1 Peter 9.
One of my dearest friends, whenever we see each other and exchange the usual, “how are you” greeting, her response is always the same, “blessed and highly favored!”
So, in light of what God thinks on your behalf, I ask you, my friend. How are you today?