Reading: Psalm 8
The psalmist writes, “when I consider your heavens, the works of your fingers”. As we imagine the vastness of the universe we are amazed that God created it all. But scripture also reveals that God calls each star by name. It is humbling to be in a relationship with such a God.
When one looks at the relatively small slice of the universe that is planet earth, again we see a complex, widely varied, and stunning creation of His hand as well. The human mind cannot begin to wrap itself around the intricacy and detail of our world. Again, it is humbling to think of being in a relationship with such a powerful and huge God.
Add to His creative magnificence the order that is layered over the top of it all and one is left speechless. If earth were just a fraction closer to or further from our sun, the earth would be radically different. Life might not even exist on our planet. So many things function and just are in our world, seemingly moving along on their own. But we know from the Word that God continues to watch over the plans and mechanisms that He set in motion at the beginning of time.
The psalmist goes on to ask, “what is man that you are mindful of him?” It is again so humbling to realize that God chose mankind to be over creation. He placed humanity just under the heavenly beings. What a special place to occupy in the created order. And what a task!
In spite of all the wonder of creation, still more amazing is that our God knows each hair on our head and calls each one of us by name. The God who made and knows billions of billions of stars by name and set this vastly complex world into motion also knows each of us by name. Not only that, but He also seeks and desires to be in a personal relationship with each one of us. Our response? To bring Him praise and glory and honor in all we do.