I've shared before how my goal as a child was to grow up and become a spy. Television shows like "Get Smart," "Honey West," and "Man from U.N.C.L.E." all built this glamorous picture in my mind where all I had to do was look gorgeous, go to events and observe what was happening. It would be easy to discern who the bad guys were!
As I grew up, I learned I had an important quality lacking in a spy - no, it wasn't the ability to look gorgeous - but the simple fact I never noticed what was going on. I had no powers of observation!
I still don't, which kind of handicapped me from being the parent of teenage girls, but I digress.
Noticing what is happening is kind of important for a spy, a parent, or even a good friend. Isn't it important that you notice a loved one is having a hard time? And, of course, right on the heels of noticing should come some action.
We are a blessed people because no matter if our skills of observation are lacking or not, our God does notice and care. I love this verse from Psalms that tells me that we, the ones who are in right standing with Him, are His focus:
What a relief! It doesn't depend on me, He notices me and what I am going through.
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