Watching From Above

At one time our son’s office was in a high-rise in southern Connecticut looking down on I-95.  One day on our way to Philadelphia my wife texted him that we would be coming by his building in a few minutes.   As we came in sight of his glass structure we opened the sunroof and my wife started to wave.   A few seconds later she received the text, “Saw you waving.”   Not much of a visit as we whizzed by a wee bit over 65 mph.

I used to think that God watched us from above.  As a little guy I learned a song about God looking down in tender love.  Only instead of catching just a glimpse He got to watch everything all the time.  Later in life I read Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”   This certainly changes everything.  God is not watching from above.  He is inside!  We have no secrets. Now comes the amazing part.  He still loves us.   How can this be?  I don’t even pretend to know.  I just take Him at His word. “The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  That’s the rest of Galatians 2:20.

We are invited to participate in a very intimate relationship.  Not only is He aware of our thoughts, He longs to share His thoughts with us.  James 1:5 says, “If you need wisdom—if you want to know what God wants you to do—ask Him, and He will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking.”  This is so much better than waving out the top of a sunroof.

Written by Roger Bothwell on January 16, 2013

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