He Never Winks
I have fooled a lot of people with my appearance of a clean life. Now you may ask, ‘what secret sin could I possibly have?’ Someone with more discerning eyes is watching me and knows the truth.
Our Father in heaven never blinks. He never misses what is happening. He is all seeing and all knowing.
He never winks. He never dismisses the evil I do as white lies, bad habits, simple mistakes.
But He does wince. My sin causes my Father pain.
My sin nailed His only Son to the cross. That was painful.
He felt each lash of the whip, every thorn in the brow, the beat of the hammer pushing in the nails and the coup de’ grace, the spear in His side.
He did more than wince. He cried out: My God My God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46
He sees it all. The sins done in secret and those I do amongst a select group of approving, admiring, or understanding people. The politically correct, socially approving, polite crowd say I can fit in, just don’t say sin.
God is not blind, unmoved, or unaware of my sin. He winces in pain as I openly disregard His call for holiness.
Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
Psalm 51: 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.