Anyone who has ever lived with an animal knows the almost creepy feeling you can get that something is boring into your back–namely the fixed eyeballs of your beloved pet as he wills you to take a look in his direction. You may not have even seen him come into the room, but suddenly you are aware of him standing there, silently requesting his dinner.
If only we could remember that God is also always there, silently watching, with eyes even more piercing than any of His creations.
But the comparison goes even further than an ever-presence. Just as a dog is totally devoted to its owner, God is wholly devoted to us, even though we are far from “owning” our Maker. No matter what His piercing eyes see, He is always ready to forgive, and nothing we do can separate us from His love.
As Paul proclaims in Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (NIV).
So, the next time you think about the omnipotent power of God, remember that the eyes that see everything are tender, gazing with a compassion we lack the ability to understand upon all of us, always.