27th February 2019

Eyes in the Back of Their Head!

“The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”
Proverbs 15:3 (NIV)

Am I the only person whose parents had eyes in the back of their head? No matter how out of sight I thought I was at home or in the garden, my mother and father seemed to know what I was up to! In vernacular terms, it was spooky! When I was very young I really did believe they had eyes in the back of their heads!

The Bible tells us that our heavenly parent has eyes everywhere. Today people become sensitive over privacy and accuse the government of being a ‘Nanny state’ when measures such as cameras in public places are positioned to monitor our security. They feel it an infringement of their rights whilst at the same time requiring the state to keep them safe.

How should we feel about God keeping an eye on us and why does He do it? In 2 Chronicles 16:9 we read, “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” God’s eyes are everywhere protecting us, providing for us and generally taking care of us. This is an example of God’s wonderful grace, His love encompasses us, we are free in Him.

We should be thankful that God is on our side as it says in 1 Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” We have peace of mind resting in the Lord who watches over us.

Prayer
Loving God, your greatness far exceeds our imagination and yet you watch over us as a loving Father. We offer grateful thanks for your constant love and care.
Amen

Study by Irene Wilson
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About the Author:
Irene Wilson is a Deaconess in the Watford Congregation of Grace Communion International, where she also serves on the Pastoral Council.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone: 01923-855570
Email: george.sueann.henderson49@gmail.com

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