Being Invisible

In less than three quarters of a mile this evening I had three cars pull out in front of me from side streets. All three times I had to slam on my brakes to keep from smashing them. I began to wonder if my truck and I had become invisible without me knowing it.

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you really could be invisible for a time? I imagine most everyone has wondered what it would be like. Whenever I think of it I don’t like myself because the things I would do are not very nice. Thinking about it becomes an indictment of my character. I have come to believe the measure of one’s character is what you would do if no one saw you.

I am thankful God always sees me. The very idea acts as a constraint. Yes, I know that is not a very highly developed sense of morality and I should be pious and say I would act no differently. However, that would not be honest. What I am truly counting on is the mercy of God poured out as a fruit of the death of our Jesus. At the end of Ecclesiastes Solomon reminds us that a God who sees all things will bring all things to judgment, but John promises us in I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” So there is nothing left to bring up in judgment. I like that.

Written by Roger Bothwell on July 14, 2007
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