As I completed yesterday’s blog, I was immediately reminded that it is not only me watching God. It is also God watching me. And He isn’t distracted by bright shiny objects as I am! It’s not only you watching God. It’s also God watching you. And nothing distracts Him from His focus.

We’re to watch Him “as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal” (Psalm 123:2b, NLT). We’re to watch Him closely – never take our eyes off Him. Yet we do.

Still, He watches over us with a tenderness and a constancy that exceeds anything we can fully comprehend. Think of the perfect parent, combined with the perfect protector, combined with the perfect coach combined, with the perfect husband. That person watches with perfect tenderness, perfect love, perfect protection and perfect compassion, yet his love doesn’t smother us because he wants us to grow into a person who is better than we can ever imagine ourselves being. That’s a glimpse of God.

Somehow that description doesn’t convey the love that is at the heart of it all. Jesus said:

29What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 30And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. 31So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.
Matthew 10:29-31 (NLT)

If not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without God knowing it, I would think that a whole flock of them would have his full attention. And I’m worth more than that to Him. He’s got His eye on me. All the time!

The Psalmist wrote this:

6Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the LORD our maker, 7for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care…
Psalm 95:6-7a (NLT)

He watches over us. We are as a flock under his care. Shepherds and ranchers watch over their flocks and herds carefully. They watch to see that they are well fed, healthy and protected. They move them from place to place to provide the best food, sufficient shade, and protection from wild animals. They care for them when they are sick. God is our heavenly shepherd. He watches over us. All the time!

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