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There are two different ways we can consider the idea of God watching us. On the one hand, we could view it as a fearful thing. God is watching you! What will happen if you step out of line! Best not find out.
On the other hand, we can take great comfort from God's graciously watching over us. When I'm afraid, I know the Lord is there and that He is able to keep me from all harm and danger.
God is watching us. In Psalm 139 we see God's presence as a matter of tremendous comfort. Even before I went to ask him something, he knew what I was troubled about. When I lie down somewhere, the Lord knows where I am so I am perfectly safe. Wherever I go, my Lord knows where I am. Even if I go places that no living people go, ascending to heaven or descending to the underworld, God knows where I am and is actively protecting me.
This is great comfort. What should we fear? Nothing at all. Just as Andrew was seen by Jesus, while he was sitting under a tree, we have been seen by Jesus. What were we doing when he started watching us? I have no idea. He's been watching over us since before we were born. He is very patient. He will never fail to watch over his people for their good. Thanks be to God.
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