“God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, his purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse slips through the cracks.” Psalm 36:5-6
It’s hard to imagine God being so powerful he can see everything. I’ve leaned on the “out of sight, out of mind” theory whenever I do something I would prefer God not to see. But there is no “free pass” because David in Psalm 30 reminds us God doesn’t miss a thing—kind of like a mother who has “eyes in the back of her head.”
It would be a great feature for parents to have eyes that can do a full 365 view of their children at all times. But instead God built in other ways to watch our children, such as parent intuition and “gut feelings” that provide internal radar to help us protect our children from harm or from themselves.
My youngest child just turned 38. I still get a gut feelings when one of my children is having a rough time and needs a boost. Once a mother, always a mother, and I thank God for the opportunity to be there for them when or if they ask for help.
Sometimes God is referred to as “Father/Mother.” God has eyes behind his back and internal radar through the Holy Spirit, and he has all the qualities we want from our fathers and mothers—especially loyalty and love.
Lord, thank you for being the overseer of all your children. Amen.