Have you had an encounter with Giant’s new robot named Marty? I was in the Giant food store the other day having a conversation with a friend, when unexpectedly this robot came upon us. We had to step out of his way as he went about doing his business. I had not seen anything like it before and was wondering what his specific tasks were within the store.
I googled and found the following information about this robot:
His name is Marty. The message on his trunk states:
“This store is monitored by Marty for your safety,” it reads. “Marty is an autonomous robot that uses image capturing technology to report spills, debris and other potential hazards to store employees to improve your shopping experience.”
He moves around the store unassisted, scanning the floors for spills and trip hazards, which are reported to human workers. Once a spill is located, the robot — which makes beeping noises as it moves — reports it by verbally communicating to human employees after paging them.
Marty says, “caution, hazard detected,” to alert customers, but the machine also sends an announcement through a store’s public address system, alerting associates.
In addition to scanning shelves for items that are out of stock, Marty also does price checks, looking for discrepancies between the shelf and the store’s scanning system, etc. He is equipped with scanners to avoid collisions, is powered by rechargeable lithium batteries and has multiple cameras.
There are arguments as to whether these robots are a threat to American workers by replacing them in their place of employment. Regardless of opinions, it’s always good to turn to God for His wisdom.
Proverbs 15:3, states, “The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good.”
Unlike Marty, our Sovereign, All-Knowing Lord sees everything, everywhere, all at the same time. He is not just keeping an eye on the evil (spills or disasters), but He sees the good as well. He is not confined to an aisle, a store, or a neighborhood. He doesn’t have big cartoonish eyes, but spiritual eyes that penetrate any darkness, secret places, and even each human heart. He is keeping watch over every word, act, thought, and motive, both of the evil and the good. This disturbs those who practice evil and comforts those who live upright (Eccl. 12:14).
My prayer is that in reading this article, you agree that there is comfort in knowing our Lord sees all. Yet, if it has caused chills down your spine, may you click here to found out how you too may have peace with an All-Seeing God. Although nothing is hidden from Him, He is always extending His loving arm towards you that you may know His unconditional love despite your shortcomings and sin. It is a blessing that He indeed does see all, for He alone has full knowledge of what you need to live life to the full with Him. What are you waiting for?