God in the moon-lit sky
A story is told of a wicked father who took his young son with him when he went to steal potatoes from his neighbor’s field. When they came to the boundary fence, the father stopped and listened while his eyes searched from right to left. Silently, he began to climb the fence. Then the child spoke. “Dad,” he said, “you forgot something – you didn’t look up.”
Sudden guilt shamed the father; he took the lad by the hand and returned home.
It is always good to remember that God is not far from every one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being. He is not merely a spectator beholding the evil and the good, but He is the actual ruler, upholding all things by His power, watching over the actions of every person, yet preserving our freedom to make our own decisions.
Since He is watching over all our actions, we should indeed use our time and means in the faithful performance of those tasks God has assigned for us to do. In this we do not depend wholly upon our own strength, but our efforts are aided and guided by the providential care of a loving God!