The One Who Sees the Unseen

By Stan Mitchell
HotelDoor2.jpgThey entered the motel lobby furtively, half fearing discovery. She wore sunglasses; he signed the name: “John Smith.”
Theirs was a whirlwind of passion, anticipation and guilt.
Then they melted into the anonymity of the motel room.
It’s an act as human as a president, as ancient as King David, as contemporary as the Internet. One of the givens in an adulterous relationship is the search for secrecy.
Clandestine meetings and aliases in motel registries might fool spouses and communities, the couple in secret might even fool themselves as to their true motives, but they almost never take into account the watchful presence of God.
“For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and he ponders all his paths” (Proverbs 5:21, ESV).
In our mobile society, where jet travel and business trips make this sort of liaison not only possible, but feasible, the divine factor should never be forgotten.
God is the god who sees the sin done in secret. He sees what no one else sees. Even if P.T. Barnum was wrong, and we could fool all the people all the time, there is a God to whom we are accountable.

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