God is watching

_Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,

“Here is a true child of Israel.

There is no duplicity in him.”

Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”

Jesus answered and said to him,

“Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”

Nathanael answered him,

“Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”

Jesus answered and said to him,

“Do you believe

because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?

You will see greater things than this.”

And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you,

you will see heaven opened

and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”_

I read this and thought back to all the times I was “hiding.” How many times have I been under the fig tree of life thinking no one knew my secrets, no one knew my heart? Prayer is my only hope that Jesus is watching me under the fig tree and as I approach the Gates of Heaven his words are  “Here is a true child of Israel.”

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