Caught by surprise, the burglar paused and listened. When he heard nothing else, he assured himself it was just his imagination. However, as he began to pillage another room, he again heard, "Jesus is watching you."
Realizing that the voice was not his imagination, the burglar decided to investigate. Heading toward the sound, the thief cautiously went into the living room where he found a birdcage with a parrot inside.
"Parrot! Was that you?" the burglar asked.
"Jesus is watching you," the parrot replied
"What's your name, parrot?" the burglar asked with a sigh of relief.
"Moses," the parrot replied.
"Moses! What kind of fool names a parrot Moses?" the burglar muttered to himself.
"The kind of fool that names a pit bull Jesus," the parrot said with a whistle.
Friends, take a moment to ask yourself the same question that went through the burglar's mind. Ask yourself the question: who's watching me?
That Bible tells us in no uncertain terms that the Lord witnesses our lives. He sees the things we do, He hears the things we say, and He knows the condition of our hearts. Numerous times throughout scripture we find the expression, "the eyes of the Lord." Once such place is Proverbs 15:3 - "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good."
But who else is watching us? In Matthew 5:16, Christ told His disciples in His sermon on the mount to "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."
We must realize that our neighbors, our friends, our co-workers, other Christians, children, and even complete strangers are watching us too! And because of this, we should be mindful of how we conduct ourselves in life.
Dear listeners, we must always remember to let our Christian light shine. We must remember to be an example to those who are not Christians and an encouragement to those who are. We should do this with a pure, sincere heart and with a desire to glorify only God. Sometimes letting our Christian light shine is very easy--such as when everything is going smoothly. At other times, such as when we are experiencing great hardships or trials, it can be extremely difficult, but it is during those times that our Christian light must shine its brightest as our conduct will either bring glory or dishonor to the Lord.
Friends, is your light shining? God is watching, and others are too.