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November 1, 2006
He’s Always Watching
READ: Psalm 34
The eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy. —Psalm 33:18
Marcie (not her real name) had  broken up with her boyfriend, and now he was harassing her. He followed her, stared at her, and intimidated her in subtle ways. She avoided him as much as she could.
One place she could not escape his gaze was at football games, because she was a cheerleader. During one game, he stood at field level right in front of the cheerleading squad and stared at her as she did her routines. Her mom and stepdad, sitting in the stands, saw him there and realized that she was getting more and more afraid.
At a break, she ran into the stands, her eyes filled with panic. “Do you see him over there?” she blurted out. “Yes, I do,” her stepdad said. “I’m watching, and I will not take my eyes off you.” Relieved that he saw what was going on and understood how she was feeling, Marcie calmed down and went back to her station.
One of the wonderful joys of being a believer in Jesus is knowing that our Father in heaven is always watching over us. The promise expressed by David in today’s psalm applies to us wherever we go. Whatever confronts us, the “eyes of the Lord” are on us and His ears “are open to [our] cry” (Ps. 34:15).
We are never out of God’s sight. —David C. Egner
How wonderful to know that He
Who watches from above
Will always keep us sheltered in
His ever-present love.  —King
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.  —Martin
Rabu, 1 November
Dia Selalu Mengawasi
Sesungguhnya, mata Tuhan tertuju kepada mereka yang takut akan Dia, kepada mereka yang berharap akan kasih setia-Nya (Mazmur 33:18)
 
Bacaan: Mazmur 34
Setahun: Yeremia 24–26; Titus 2
Marcie (nama samaran) sudah putus dengan pacarnya, dan sekarang bekas pacarnya itu terus mengganggunya. Ia mengikuti Marcie, mengawasi dan mengintimidasinya dengan cara-cara halus. Marcie selalu menghindar sebisanya.
Suatu kali ada satu kesempatan yang tak dapat dihindari Marcie, yaitu pada saat pertandingan football. Saat itu Marcie menjadi pemandu sorak. Selama satu pertandingan, pemuda ini terus berdiri di bahu kanan lapangan, dan berhadapan langsung dengan kelompok pemandu sorak. Di sudut itu ia terus mengawasi Marcie. Ibu dan ayah tiri Marcie, yang duduk di barisan penonton, mengetahui hal ini dan menyadari bahwa putrinya semakin ketakutan.
Pada saat istirahat, Marcie bergegas menuju tempat duduk orangtuanya. Dengan tatapan panik, ia berkata “Apakah Ayah melihat ia di sana?” “Ya, Ayah melihatnya,” jawab sang ayah. “Ayah memerhatikan dan tak akan pernah melepaskan pandangan darimu.” Mendengar hal ini Marcie merasa lega karena tahu ayah tirinya mengerti apa yang sedang dialaminya. Akhirnya dengan tenang Marcie kembali bergabung dengan teman-teman pemandu sorak lainnya.
Salah satu sukacita menjadi orang yang beriman kepada Yesus Kristus adalah kita tahu bahwa Bapa senantiasa mengawasi kita dari surga. Janji Allah seperti yang dikatakan Daud dalam Mazmur pada bacaan hari ini, berlaku bagi kita di mana pun. Apa pun yang menghadang kita, “mata Tuhan” akan terarah kepada kita dan telinga-Nya tertuju “kepada teriak [kita] minta tolong”(Mazmur 34:16).
Allah tak pernah melepaskan pandangan-Nya dari kita —DCE
JIKA BURUNG-BURUNG PIPIT DIJAGA-NYA
MAKA SAYA TAHU TENTU DIA JUGA MENJAGA SAYA —Martin

Originally posted 2011-07-02 21:28:43.

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