We Are Being Watched

Red-Tailed Hawk Red Tailed Hawk at Summergrove Golf Club.

We are all being watched. We don’t like to think about it, but everyone of us is being watched. A lot. This thought, this realization, came to me the other day while I was out walking the dog, and we were being watched. A Red Tailed Hawk sat high up in a tree watching as we stopped for a moment near the driving range. It was probably really watching the dog and wondering if there was any chance of snagging lunch.

God is Watching Us

When I think about being watched it isn’t about hawks, and I certainly don’t want to make a comparison between the Creator and the creature, but hawks have amazing eyesight, and I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “watch him like a hawk.” A hawk can see about eight times more than the keenest eyed humans can see. I just wanted to throw that little factoid in.

God is watching us like a hawk. Better actually, and that’s a good thing.

  • He watches to monitor the way we go and give us correction when we need it. Proverbs 5:21
  • He observes not only the good, but also the evil. Proverbs 15:3

Because the Lord is so carefully watching us, I have no need to worry about the direction I go, as long as I go in His direction. He is watching, and when I stray He will lovingly guide me back to the safe path, away from evil, and make sure I arrive safely home.

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About the image

Red-Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk at Summergrove Golf Club.

This image is available for purchase in my wildlife gallery.

I captured this image while walking my dog next to the driving range at the Summergrove Golf Club in Newnan, Georgia. It isn’t unusual for me to walk about with my DSLR, a Canon 60D, just in case. You never know when an image will present itself. Since I was out walking, the shot was taken hand-held. I chose an open aperture which allowed me to use a fast shutter speed. At this distance and zoomed fully out the depth of field wasn’t a factor.

Technical info:
LENS EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
ISO 200
FOCAL LENGTH 250.0 mm (1211.1 mm in 35mm)
EXPOSURE TIME 0.001s (1/1000)
Hand held.