2 Chronicles 16:9 – For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. (NASB)
My dad has been gone for about five years now. I have thought a lot about his life during these years. He was born in 1913, ninety-three years ago!
One thing he saw a lot of was change. In the farming industry alone, he first saw small farms, the fields ploughed with horse and a one-bottom plough. Then he saw small ten-horsepower tractors with small five-foot cultivators, and everything on up to huge 500-horsepower tractors with 60-foot deep tillage cultivators. He saw the harvesting change from stooks and threshing machines to combines and tractors and trucks. Transportation changed from walking or riding horse to trains to cars to airplanes to rockets. Running water and indoor plumbing was another change. Ways of communication changed hugely in those ninety-some years. How exciting it was when telephones, radios, and televisions were brought in. When dad was visiting once, he was amazed that I could e-mail my siblings, and the message would be in their computers with a simple click of the finger.
God also sees many changes as He looks down from heaven. He sees the physical things that we see — in fact, He knew they would be invented before time began. He sees deeper than that, though. He sees into our hearts. He is alert and constantly on the lookout for those who are totally committed to Him. Oh, how His heart must ache when He sees unbelief, discord, resentment, bitterness, hatred, and dishonesty!
Let's be aware of His eyes — always searching, always on the alert, looking.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, how things change — from decade to decade, from year to year, from day to day, from hour to hour. Some change is good; some is bad. We do know that change is inevitable. May we be responsive to Your prodding and be willing to change to bring honour and glory to Your name. Amen.