“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” Psalm 8:3-4
Is God too big to care? We look up to the skies and we feel small. How could it be that the God who created all of this would care for us? He is big. We are small.
Astronomers look to the heavens with wonder and awe. Many assume that all astronomers and scientists are atheists. But a vast number of people in the sciences are people of very deep faith. They explore and explore and explore our universe, only to discover there is so much more to be discovered. One look into a starry night sky impresses upon us the vastness of our universe. It leads us to believe there is something is behind all of it.
As human beings, we have a special place in this marvel of creation. We are not just an insignificant afterthought. We are the crown of God’s creation. We are the ones who have been made in God’s image. He gave us this wonderful planet and all that is in it. It is ours to manage and care for.
In Jesus, the God of the universe stepped down from his heavenly throne to let each of us know that we matter to him. We may feel small, but it is no small thing that he died on the cross for us.
Lord God, thank you for the gift your marvelous creation. Thank you for placing this world in our hands. Thank you for Jesus who shows me how much I matter to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Reading: Psalm 8
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