My son says, “Watch me!”
He wants whatever he’s doing to be the object of my loving gaze.
Like child to father, I say the same to you, Lord. “Watch me!”
But before I get the words out, you make it clear to me that whatever I’m doing is already the object of your loving gaze.
You are already watching.
You watch me when the sun’s up and when the moon’s up.
You watch me when I come and when I go.
You watch me today and you will watch me tomorrow.
Even when my eyes close in sleep, yours do not.
Even when I’m not watching you, you are watching over me.
I’m thankful for many things, Lord.
But above all, I’m thankful that you watch me.