Psalm 8 is both humbling and empowering. It poses the question, “what is man that you are mindful of him?” amidst the reflections on all that God has amazingly created. Yet the psalm also acknowledges that God made man “ruler over the works of your hands.” Within the setting of this psalm though it is a ruling full of love, respect, honor, and care.
“Turn, turn, turn…” Ecclesiastes 3 is also a great passage to start off 2015. ‘To everything there is a season.’ Yes, remember the great Simon and Garfunkel song – a time to be born, a time to die, a time to… This passage (and song) is such a great reminder of the natural give and take that life really requires and that is a part of God’s plan.
As we begin a new year, may we take a moment to consider where we fit in and contribute to this masterpiece that God has created. To contribute we must be attuned to the world and people around us. Our common experiences combined with our common faith connects us together in one huge family. May God grant us eyes to see His world from His perspective and hearts to live and love as He loves.
Scripture references: Psalm 8 and Ecclesiastes 3: 1-13