In our little city and most likely also in yours there are markings on the street for bikers where there are traffic lights. If you are on a bike and want the light to detect you so it will turn green for you, you have to stop on that marking. It’s a pretty good system. We live in a fascinating age of electronics detecting us. Electronics in department stores can profile us as we move about and they can instantly change the ads we see to cater to our profile. Our homes have electronic sensors that warn us when someone is moving about where they are not supposed to be.
We are being watched. But that is not new. God has been watching us from the moment we were conceived. We can’t hide. Jonah tried. That was wasted effort. Psalm 139 tells us, “If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” When I was small I was told my angel would not go certain places with me. If I wanted to go I was on my own. Really? Just when I needed him/her/it the most I was abandoned? If this were true it seems Satan would take the opportunity to do away with us.
God watches over us as a mother hen watches her chicks. And we don’t have to stand on a prescribed mark like the biker at the traffic light. Our comings and goings are His concern. If this is so why then do bad things happen to good people? We don’t know. Horrible things happen every day that are not God’s will. But this one thing I do know. He will in love more than make it right.
Written by Roger Bothwell on September 11, 2014
Spring of Life, PO Box 124, St.Helena, CA 94574