In the news this week, scientists in Botswana released their findings from an experiment on a way to keep cows safe from lions and predators. This experiment was over the last four years. How did they keep the cows safe? They painted eyes on their butts… no, seriously, they painted eyes on the rear ends of the cows. The theory is that when a lion comes to hunt, it sees the eyes and thinks he’s been spotted, so he leaves. And it did work, at least a little bit, even though it seems a bit crazy.
But you know, there are plenty of stories in the Bible that sound crazy too. How did God keep an eye on Jonah? He had a giant fish swallow him. What about Daniel? He sent angels to hang out with him and the lions. Moses parted the Red Sea, Noah built an ark. God’s willing to do whatever to keep his children in his hands. I’m not calling him crazy, but God works in amazing ways.
He has his eyes on you.
Look at the birds in the sky. They do not store food for winter. They don’t plant gardens. They do not sow or reap—and yet, they are always fed because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are even more precious to Him than a beautiful bird. If He looks after them, of course He will look after you.
Matthew 6:26 (VOICE)
Dear Lord in Heaven, Father–forgive me for forgetting you sometimes during the day. Forgive me when I get jealous of what others have, or when I worry about things. I am precious to you, please remind me of that today. Amen.