In Plain Sight, 1 (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila

Here’s the latest buzz on tracking devices: The Pentagon is developing so-called “microUAV from the public domain drones,” miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that “‘hide in plain sight,’ mimicking the behavior and size of bugs and birds” [1]. These high-tech critterbots range from tiny “robotic moths and hummingbirds” to “Boeing’s Phantom Eye, a hydrogen behemoth with a 150-foor wingspan.” If size limits stamina, some of them will be equipped to drain electricity from power lines via something called a “bat hook,” although just now that’s called “stealing.” So they still have a few bugs to work out in the ethics department.

Until that time, however, it seems there will be plenty of the bitty metal beasties to “swarm through alleys and crawl across windowsills” at Big Brother’s beck and call. So be careful with that fly swatter: aim well.

The government’s high-tech peep-show brings to mind Another Observer aloft, but One Who has had the inside scoop on us from the foundation of foundations (Ephesians 1:4), Who manifests in plain sight (Romans 1:19) not to bother but to bless, and Who desires to know us better not to rob but to redeem (2 Peter 3:9).

And He’s made His purpose plain:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).

Seek Him today.


Photo from the public domain

[1] Horgan, John. “The Drones Come Home.” National Geographic, March, 2013. 123-135.

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4 Responses to In Plain Sight, 1 (Devotional)

  1. Carl Gordon says:

    About 10 years ago a movie was released called “Spy Kids” and perhaps we got our first glimpse of what was coming in this arena. Ecclesiastes says there is nothing new under the sun. It just confirms that these are in fact the end times, leading up to the final days, culminating in the day of the Lord. Amen! Come Yeshua!!


    • Cathy says:

      Unbelievable Surge In Knowledge. scripture says that is an End Time event.
      The Day Of The Lord, has to be near….but nobody, in my family, will take heed! I have to contain my belief that Time is Short. It is imperative to be Born Again, to see the Kingdom of God! As, Roman Catholics, they think they obtained the Rebirth at Baptism, as a tiny infant being sprinkled by a Priest. There has been NO conscience Repentence of sin and serving Christ. Sure my husband has fellowship, in helping the poor, and he is a good person. Too bad, he doesn’t understand Repentence…no earthy man can forgive your sins and receiving the Eucharist at Communion does not satisfy the Justice of God! One must TURN from his Sin and Follow Christ Word. Kind of hard to do , without renewing your mind, through reading His Word!
      Maranatha and Every Blessing,


  2. pnissila says:

    Love your reply. 🙂 Have to admit, though, the little drones are kind of cute…


  3. Cathy says:

    Big Brother {Useless} Tracking Device
    Our Father and Son {Holy Spies, in the Sky,who LOVE us, with tender Mercy}


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