Widgets And Things

“…your eyes saw my unformed body…”
Psalm 139:16 (NIV)

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My wife can spot a widget a mile away. She has this uncanny ability to see things I would pass by a hundred times. For example there is a small 1 inch long metal cylinder that hangs on my key chain that I call a widget. It is a small pill container and Susan found it one day in a large automobile and hardware store when she was shopping there.

Sometimes, when I am away from home, I require one or another of my medicines and this handy little metal pill container is just the thing to store the pills until required. A widget is a handy little device that meets a very specific purpose.

The point I am making is that my wife is very observant of everything while I am not. Being observant has many advantages as you can solve problems that might otherwise add to your frustration.

However, even though some people are blessed with sharp eyes and the ability to see things others do not, even these people will miss some things as they journey through life.

God has made eagles with eyesight several times sharper than ours. They can see a rabbit from several miles away. That is good eyesight indeed! Yet for all the scientific research into who has the best eyesight, some things escape the searching eyes of all creatures on earth.

As hard as it is to understand, God sees everything, everywhere, all the time. We cannot imagine the staggering amount of information that kind of vision gathers.

The thought that God sees everyone at all times, day or night, on land or sea or in the air, can be so comforting. None of us falls off God’s radar. He never forgets us because He is looking in another direction or paying attention to someone else.

In your sorrow you may think that the Lord has turned away from you. You might wonder if God really sees after all. Listen to His gracious words. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry…” Psalm 34:15 (NIV)

Another Scripture says, “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40 (NIV) Comfort yourself today in the wonderful knowledge that while the people around you do not pay attention or “see” you, your Father in heaven sees you all the time.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748) wrote the following beautiful and comforting lines;

I love my Shepherd’s voice: His watchful eye shall keep
My wandering soul among the thousands of His sheep.

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