I would like to be asleep right now. The fatigue of a long day is hanging on my body, my eyes are heavy and my mind can think only of the sweet respite of slumber. Requiring sleep is part of our human frailty. Our bodies and minds need rest. Experts insist that people need eight hours of undisturbed sleep to be productive and healthy. I’d get bed sores if I lay in bed that long, but still I understand that an adequate amount of rest is needed for me to be functional.
God, on the other hand, is infinite and immortal and requires no sleep. In fact, Psalm 121:3 states, “He [the Lord] Who watches over you will not slumber.” There is a calm assurance that comes from knowing that God our Creator and Redeemer is always awake and keeping vigil over all of us. His eternal essence cannot retire for the night. He is always awake and always at His work of salvation.
So, even when we rest, He is still saving. He is still about His work of reconciling the world to Himself through Jesus Christ. He never rests from offering His grace, love and forgiveness to mankind.
God watches. He will NOT take His eyes off those whom He loves. Nor will He take His eyes off those still trapped in the sin of unbelief. Instead, He is always watchful, waiting to bring the hope of salvation to all who need redemption.
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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