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"Watching You"

Posted: October 14, 2016

One of my favorite country songs by Rodney Atkins is called, “Watching You.” It’s about a boy and his dad, and how the little boy is watching his dad’s every move, even though the dad doesn’t realize it.

The first verse tells a funny instance of how the little boy says a questionable “four letter word, that started with ‘S’,” when he accidentally spilled his happy meal, to which the dad questions, “Son, where’d you learn to talk like that?”

In the next verse, the dad is putting the little boy to bed when the boy gets down on his knees and begins to pray. The dad, surprised at the little boy’s action asked, “Son, where’d you learn to pray like that?”

Both times, the boy innocently responds with the lyrics that make up the chorus:

“He said, ‘I've been watching you, dad. Ain't that cool?
I'm your buckaroo, I wanna be like you,
and eat all my food and grow as tall as you are.
We got cowboy boots and camo pants;
Yeah, we're just alike. Hey, ain't we, dad?
I wanna do everything you do. So I've been watching you.’”

Whether you realize it or not, someone is always watching you; how you react, how you respond, how you speak, how you live, the world is watching!

What does your life say about you to those that are watching? Does it reflect Christ and his love?

“And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.”
- Colossians 3:17 NLT

Lord, help my words and my actions to reflect you. Forgive me of my past mistakes and help me to live more like you so that people will see You in me. In Jesus’ name, amen.