Psalms 33:13

“The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of
              — Psalms 33:13

Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light
than when he is spoken of as stooping from his throne, and coming down
from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind.
We love him, who, when Sodom and Gomorrah were full of iniquity, would
not destroy those cities until he had made a personal visitation of
them. We cannot help pouring out our heart in affection for our Lord
who inclines his ear from the highest glory, and puts it to the lip of
the dying sinner, whose failing heart longs after reconciliation. How
can we but love him when we know that he numbers the very hairs of our
heads, marks our path, and orders our ways? Specially is this great
truth brought near to our heart, when we recollect how attentive he is,
not merely to the temporal interests of his creatures, but to their
spiritual concerns. Though leagues of distance lie between the finite
creature and the infinite Creator, yet there are links uniting both.
When a tear is wept by thee, think not that God doth not behold; for,
“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that
fear him.” Thy sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; thy whisper
can incline his ear unto thee; thy prayer can stay his hand; thy faith
can move his arm. Think not that God sits on high taking no account of
thee. Remember that however poor and needy thou art, yet the Lord
thinketh upon thee. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout
the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose
heart is perfect towards him.

Oh! then repeat the truth that never tires;
No God is like the God my soul desires;
He at whose voice heaven trembles, even he,
Great as he is, knows how to stoop to me.

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