We were separated by the Columbia River. On the Oregon side, I was headed west toward Seaside. On the Washington side he was driving his semi west to parts unknown. Apparently we were traveling at the same rate of speed. At regular intervals I checked my counterpart to see how he was doing.
The highway would wind through trees or veer away from the river. But when we came to a straight stretch, I would glance to my right. Sure enough … he was still there.
He had no idea he was being watched.
Life is like that. We never know who might be observing us. The obvious ones are spouses and children … parents and sometimes neighbors. Churches are notorious for people watching. Co-workers may be very aware of your actions, even though they never acknowledge it.
But what about the cashier where you consistently purchase your groceries? Or maybe someone you say hi to at the gym? It may be years later when they own up to their curiosity about your life. What are they seeing?
For those who may be watching me, my prayer is they see Jesus in me.
“And you yourself must be an example to them…” Titus 2:7 (NLT)