Jan 13th 2014
He’s Watching Me
There’s a scene in The Dark Knight where Batman sits high above Gotham City, surveying the scene, his eyes searching for some sign of distress or wrongdoing. And as soon as he spots such a thing, he swoops down from his perch and swoops in to save the day.
As much as I love Batman and his movies, I know that such a character cannot really exist. After all, what human has the ability to sit on a tall skyscraper and, with natural vision, spot a mugger stealing an old lady’s handbag on yonder street corner? Would be nice though, wouldn’t it? To know that someone is always watching, with your protection and best interests at heart …
Well, that’s exactly who God is and that’s exactly what God does. God really can see our situation, our every distress, our every challenge from where He sits. But He is no disinterested observer – His engagement doesn’t stop with the seeing. No, our God is always looking, searching, scouring the earth for the opportunity to show us just how strong He is, to prove to us that He loves us, that He is in our corner, backing us up, clearing paths, making ways, and removing obstacles. And unlike Batman, God is not subject to human faults, foibles, or limitations. And God doesn’t need the latest technological gadgets and gizmos to help Him discern your whereabouts or your needs and desires.
Now there is a catch: You have to love Him completely and you have to trust Him entirely. But that ‘s not much of a requirement, is it? And if you can manage those two small things, then the God of the Universe takes up your cause. Fights your battles. Opens (and closes) doors for you. The Creator of Heaven and Earth sits on His Throne, in His high Heaven and looks for ways to support you, empower you, and give you the abundant and joy-filled life He so greatly desires for you. Beats Batman every day of the week!
May God bless your week