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Summary: Everyone needs to be cared for to have people in your life to celebrate the great events of life.

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"For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil" 1st peter 3:12

Introduction: A little boy was eagerly looking forward to the birthday party of a friend who lived only a few blocks away. When the day finally arrived, a blizzard made the sidewalks and roads nearly impassable. The lad’s father, sensing the danger, hesitated to let his son go. The youngster reacted tearfully. "But Dad," he pleaded, "all the other kids will be there. Their parents are letting them go." The father thought for a moment, and then replied softly,

"All right, you may go." Surprised but overjoyed, the boy bundled up and plunged into the raging storm. The driving snow made visibility almost impossible, and it took him more than half an hour to trudge the short distance to the party. As he rang the doorbell, he turned briefly to look out into the storm. His eye caught the shadow of a retreating figure. It was his father. He had followed his son’s every step to make sure he arrived safely. Unknown

Transition: Everyone needs to be cared for to have people in your life to celebrate the great events of life. People who will offer a shoulder to cry on and an encouraging word at just the most opportune time. What would it mean to you what does it mean to you to know that God cares for you, that He watches over you?

Today in a message titled "Someone to watch over me" we will discover that He does with vigilance and great love. We will also learn that he is against those who do evil!

"For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil" 1st peter 3:12

1. His eyes are on us

2. His ears are open to us

3. His face is against those who do evil

I. His eyes are on us: "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous"

What does it mean to have someone’s eyes on you? I remember reading about the advice of a children’s expert who said if you ever have trouble getting your kid’s attention you should say "give me your eyes" that is focus on me, listen to me, pay attention to me! You never have to wonder if the Lord’s eyes are on you! "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous" A simple enough statement, but oh the application of it! Christian brother or sister, you never have to worry about having "Someone to watch over you" The Psalmist put it best in the 139 Psalm:

Psalm 139 For the director of music. A psalm. "O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, [1] you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.


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