“Thou God seest me” (Gen. 16: 13) should be inscribed in every child’s memory. With this inscription will come the ever-present thought that we are in the presence of the Most High and that we should therefore walk (act, speak, dress) circumspectly before Him.
May the following encouraging words be impressed upon the hearts of the children and youth that they may see the love and care of their Heavenly Father.
“Since Jesus came to dwell with us, we know that God is acquainted with our trials and sympathizes with our griefs. Every son and daughter of Adam may understand that our Creator is the friend of sinners.
“Christ sought to teach the grand truth so needful for us to learn, that God is always with us, an inmate of every dwelling, that He is acquainted with every action performed on earth. He knows the thoughts that are framed in the mind and endorsed by the soul. He hears every word that falls from the lips of human beings. He is walking and working in the midst of all our transactions in life. He knows every plan, and He measures every method.
“God is a vigilant observer of the actions of the children of men. Nothing occurs in earth or Heaven without the knowledge of the Creator. Nothing can happen without His permission. He on whom the fate of an empire may depend is watched over with a vigilance which knows no relaxation by Him who ‘giveth salvation unto kings,’ to whom belong ‘the shields of the earth.’ And the poor man is as tenderly watched over as the monarch upon his throne.
“God is constantly at work for the good of His creatures…. Times without number God has interposed to avert death, to keep men, women, and children in safety when Satan purposed a result wholly disastrous….
“Providence watches over and shields [us]….
“God knows you by name. He knows every action of your life.
“God knows every thought, every purpose, every plan, every motive…. God has a perfect photograph of every man’s character.” -My Life Today, pp. 290:3, 5; 291:1-5.
“The Lord is in active communication with every part of His vast dominion. He is represented as bending toward the earth and its inhabitants. He is listening to every word that is uttered. He hears every groan;
He listens to every prayer; He observes the movements of every one….
“Not a sparrow, He said, falls to the ground without the notice of our heavenly Father. And if the little sparrow is regarded by Him, surely the souls of those for whom Christ has died are precious in His sight.“-Id., p.292:1, 2.
“The Elder Brother of our race is by the eternal throne…. He is watching over you, trembling child of God….
“Circumstances may separate friends; the restless waters of the wide sea may roll between us and them. But no circumstances, no distance, can separate us from the Saviour. Wherever we may be, He is at our right hand, to support, maintain, uphold, and cheer.
” …When we cry to Him for help, His hand is stretched out to save.” Id, 297:1, 3, 4.
“His watch care extends to every household and encircles every individual; He is concerned in all our business and our sorrows. He marks every tear; He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. All the afflictions and trials that befall us here are permitted, to work out His purposes of love toward us- ‘that we might be partakers of His holiness,’ and thus become participants in that fullness of joy which is found in His presence.” – Id., p. 292:4.