Several years ago, Disney/Pixar released one of my kids’ favorite movies – Monsters Inc. (Ok, it’s among my favorites too)! One of the infamous characters was the nasal-voiced office manager, Roz. She was known to be hard-nosed and demanding, and at one point uttered this infamous line to one of the show’s stars, Mike Wazowki… “I’m watching you, Wazowski. Always watching. Always.” (If you’ve seen the movie, you’re smiling right now)! But, she said it in such a threatening way, that you feared for Wazowki should Roz ever catch him messing up one more time!
The idea of having someone watching…always watching… came to mind recently as I studied Psalm 139. There we read,
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (vv 7-10)
Over and over again in this Psalm, David states that everywhere he goes, God is already there. It is simply impossible to escape the presence of our heavenly Father. But unlock Roz in Monsters, Inc, God is not watching in order to catch us messing up. As verse 10 says, God’s purpose for His presence is to guide us and hold us steadily in His hands.
What a comfort to know that the God who made us also keeps constant watch over us for our good. –Dave
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