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TREE STANDS

 

Psalm 33:13-14 “13 The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; 14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,”

WATCHFUL

One of the great advantages of a tree stand when you are hunting is the line of sight.  You can get up above most of the bushes and smaller trees and see a lot further.  You can spot that deer a lot sooner than they can spot you.  You also can get above the ground level winds that can take your scent a lot further than you think.  You don’t want that deer smelling you before they are in range.

I started thinking about that when I was reading these verses.  God is way above us (wherever heaven is) and can see without any distractions or disruptions.  He is ALWAYS watching us.  It doesn’t matter which side of the globe we are on or what time zone we are in.  He still “looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man;…”

TEACHING MOMENT

Our children will accuse of us of having eyes in the back of our heads sometimes.  We have to be alert, don’t we?  We have to be very mindful of their movements, especially when they are young.  Remember those days?  When a child starts getting mobile your whole world changes.  Things that you thought were safe are now within their reach.

God has the same concern for us and is watching us.  Unlike me in that tree stand, God is not waiting for me to get close enough to shoot me.  He is watching to protect me.  He is watching to guide me.  He is watching to warn me.  We, as parents, have the same responsibility for our children.  It is our job to protect, guide and warn.

How are you doing with that parents?  Are you being watchful?  Are you aware of all the dangers your child faces?  Have you monitored their television viewing or their internet access or their text messages to friends?  Dangers come from all directions.

Be diligent!  Be watchful!  You have the perfect example in our Lord.

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