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No creature is hidden from His sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.  Heb. 4:13 ESV

Photo courtesy of pixabay. I knew we’d been caught when the police officer placed his huge hands on our table, leaned forward, looked me straight in the eyes, and said, “I have been a detective for twenty-six years, and I can tell you that nothing gets past me.”


Our dilemma began when my husband and I decided to pick up the tab for a uniformed policeman—anonymously of course. With the help of a willing accomplice—a chatty waitress—we were able to get his bill. While my husband was paying, I saw the barrel-chested, wide-berthed policeman looking for his bill, so I played it safe and put my head down.

Before I could get the nerve to look up, Mr. Policeman was at our table. His voice was stern, but the smile that erupted on his face wasn’t. Not only was he a uniformed policeman, he was also a plain-clothes detective. He had this day off and decided to make some extra money at a ballgame and was required to wear his uniform.

Just our luck. The day we try to get away with paying a policeman’s ticket, he ends up being a seasoned detective—one who has been trained to watch his surroundings, take note of all activity, and keep an eye on those in his sight. We were busted!

After I laughed at the irony of our trying to get something past a detective who sees all, I was reminded that God does the same. He isn’t a detective, but a loving Father who watches over us. He watches His surroundings, takes note of all activity, and keeps an eye on those in His sight. Nothing good or bad goes unnoticed by Him.

God sees the things we do that are pleasing to Him, but He also sees the things done in secret that are displeasing to Him—done with or without an accomplice.

Remember, no matter what we do, God sees it all. 

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Beth Fortune

Beth Fortune has a passion for God’s Word and a desire to teach, lead, and encourage others. Whether through writing or speaking, she allows the heartbeat of the Father to pour through her words. She is an award winning writer whose articles have been published in magazines such as Focus on the Family’s “Thriving Family” magazine, “Reach Out Columbia,” and Dr. Charles Stanley’s “In Touch” magazine, as well as stories published in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books and other anthologies. She lives in Greenville, SC, and serves with her husband who is the pastor of a church. You can visit her website at www.bethfortune.org.