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God is not blinded

This morning we went to Discovery Park. I really like that the name of the park has “discover.” God is always teaching me something whenever I go there. We walked the trails and at the end my wife Mindy wanted to check if the Environmental Learning Center was open. While we were walking, we saw a sign for a wildlife viewing blind. I asked my wife what that was. She led me back to see it, even though I didn’t want to go there. Finally, she explained to me that it is a place for people to look and see the birds, but the birds don’t know there are people watching them from inside. I instantly thought about how we are like the birds and God is like the humans watching. People think there is no one watching them just like the birds think no one is there. Hebrews 4:13 reads, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we much give account.” How good and great it is to realize that God is always there observing us. Nothing is ever hidden from Him. Keeping this in mind helps keep us on the right path and makes us aware of our actions. We may think we are in a secret place where no one can see or hear us and we may try to do something that is wrong, but God can always see us. Job 34:21-22 says, “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step. There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.” These verses are very powerful and reinforce the fact that it is impossible to hide anything from God. Job 12:22 reads, “He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light.” Not only is nothing hidden from Him, but He also will reveal all things. People may feel comfortable doing wrong things in secret places. But one day all of those things will be openly revealed. Like the birds would be suddenly amazed and terrified if the wildlife viewing blind would fall and reveal the humans. Many people will one day be shocked and amazed that God has been there all along. My dear brothers and sisters, Jesus knows us very well. He doesn’t need to ask someone else about us [John 2:24-25; Job 34:23]. We should never hide our sins, but confess them to the One who loves us, died for us, cares for us, and forgives us. Proverbs 28:13 says, “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”; 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Jesus blood washes away all of our sins. There is great power in the blood of Jesus. Kindly do not think like the birds that no one is there and no one is watching. Know there is a God who always watches us, deeply loves us, and has provided a way to have relationship with Himself through His Son Jesus. I would like to remind you that David wrote about God being everywhere in Psalm 139. David had a deep respect and love for God. Let us be wise like David and acknowledge the One who sees.

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