A “Drone’s-Eye” View

For several years man has been amazed by the view of things from high places. Children climb trees to get a little higher and see a little more. Castles and fortresses were built on mountains so soldiers could easily see the approach of an enemy and prevent an attack. I have always enjoyed getting the window seat in an airplane so I could look down at what looked like Matchbox-size cars and miniature homes, roads, and businesses. But today, one of the most popular ways of getting a bird’s-eye view is with a drone. According to the CBS News website, drones have taken over. It is amazing to read some of the ways they have been used. A few of those uses include studying sick killer whales in Antarctica, improving maps, making Amazon deliveries, studying a volcano as it erupted, possibly increasing warning time for tornadoes, delivering needed blood to remote places in Rwanda, getting beautiful views of lands and countries, helping American (and other) troops in battle, locating victims after a natural disaster, wowing people watching the Super Bowl half-time show, and the list goes on. And for the many people who fly drones in their backyards, there is enjoyment in the hobby and a fascination in learning to control their flight and get pictures of their neighborhoods.

A major purpose of drones is to help man see more from the heights than he can from the ground. But remember, there is One who can see more than man will ever see. II Chronicles 16:9 says, “The eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth.” Even though there are over 7 billion people in the world, it is amazing that the Lord sees you and me individually. And He does not just see how we look today and what we are wearing. He sees our joys and pains, our trials and victories, our actions and reactions. “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3). He sees our hearts, what we are thinking and feeling. “The Lord seeth not as man seeth;… the Lord looketh on the heart (I Samuel 16:7).” In addition, He sees us now, He has seen us through all our lives, and He even sees our future! He is not limited by distance or time. Each day do not forget that “Thou God seest me” (Genesis 16:13)!

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