Our daughter was feeding the baby downstairs when her 4 year-old called out from upstairs, “Mom, can you hear what I’m doing up here?” To her negative response, the child called back, “Ok good, because I don’t want you to know.” Although a parent might chuckle with furrowed brow over such naiveté, this little anecdote has a spiritual parallel. Isn’t it childish for us to think that our thoughts, words, and deeds are imperceptible to our omniscient and loving Heavenly Father? Do we suppose that because we can’t see Him—that He cannot see us—or care about what we are doing? We are His beloved children. He rejoices in every personal victory; He weeps over every setback. He wants us to grow up to become like Him to enjoy the fullness of joy that He enjoys. He has provided a path for us to follow that will ensure that happy result. Although I am striving to follow His commandments perfectly, I fall short every day. I am drawn to my knees in gratitude for the Lord’s atoning sacrifice allowing repentance for my many mistakes. He promised, “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:16-18).