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God is Watching

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I read about some kids who lined up in the cafeteria of a religious school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. Evidently, some industrious teacher had been concerned that every child have one of those apples and, knowing that some of her students might be tempted to take more than one had left this note: “Take only one. Remember! God is watching!” At the other end of the table was this huge pile of choclate chip cookies. There a note, written in a 4th graders handwriting said: “Take all you want; God is watching the apples!”

In our impatience with God’s answers, that’s sometimes how we are. That’s the way we tend to think of God. He is limited just like we are. He can only watch one thing at a time. We begin to think in times of our limited perspective and, when we do, we begin to get impatient. We think that He has forgotten us or that He is not willing to act on our behalf. We forget just how big and all-knowing our God is.

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