O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
James Limburg called this chapter “a psalm for stargazers.” Take a look outside on a clear night and try to count the stars. As I look at the vastness of space, I begin to realize how small I am. Who am I? Why am I here? Do I matter in this great universe? We all have an inherent need to feel important and validated.
“What is man that thou are mindful of him (vs 4)?" Creation teaches us that we matter. God crowned us with glory and honor. Most young people today have only been taught evolution and have never been shown their true purpose in being born. Anxiety, depression, and suicide are at epidemic levels. What if people knew there was a reason for life? When compared to the vastness of space I may feel insignificant. But God created me in His image. My Abba who numbers and calls each star by name, also knows my name. Nothing else in creation has been created to look like Him! We are His masterpiece. His love and mercy are all around if we will only take a moment to consider the work of His fingers.
“Oh Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth (vs 9)!"
Lynden, Washington USA