Morning & Evening Devotional Reading–
by C. H. Spurgeon, revised and edited by W. C. Neff
“The Lord looks down from Heaven and beholds all the sons of men.”
Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when he is spoken of as stooping from his throne and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the problems of mankind. We love him who, when Sodom and Gomorrah were full of iniquity, would not destroy those cities until he had made a personal visitation to them. We cannot help pouring out our heart in affection for our Lord who inclines his ear from the highest glory and puts it to the lip of the dying sinner whose failing heart longs after reconciliation. How can we but love him when we know that he numbers the very hairs of our heads, marks our paths, and orders our ways?
This great truth comes nearer to our heart when we recall how attentive he is, not merely to the temporal interests of his creatures but to their spiritual concerns. Though leagues of distance lie between the finite creature and the infinite Creator, yet there are links uniting both. When you wipe away a tear, don’t think that God doesn’t see it. “As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those that fear him.” In this way, your sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; your whisper can incline his ear unto you; your prayer can stay his hand; your faith can move his arm.
Don’t think that God sits high above you, taking no account of you. Remember that however poor and needy you are, yet the Lord thinks about you. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are perfect towards him. [M&E]