On a recent visit to Wells Grey Park, as we stood looking over the edge of a precipice to view the falls, my son
commented that he felt very small.
The view was stunning and, yes, we were very small in that landscape. The world, at times, feels very large and at other times it feels very small. It is all a matter of perspective. In Psalms 8 we hear David commenting on how small he feels while looking at the night sky. He can see all the stars shining and be in awe at the scope of the universe, even though he knew less than we do, and ask God why He should care about us. We know from science that our world is just one planet in one galaxy surrounding one sun which is only a star in all the universe full of many stars and galaxies. Now that makes us very small indeed.
The most shocking news of all is that the God who is big enough to create all that we know and see, is also the same God who cares for each and every one of us. We may think that He couldn't possibly care because we are so small, and yet He does care what happens in our lives each and every day. The Bible says that He even cares for little birds and how much more valuable we are. He knows the number of hairs on our heads and every detail about us. He cared so much to make a way of salvation from our sins so we could spend eternity with Him. That is why, with David, we should praise God for His majesty and sing His praises to the ends of the earth.
God deserves our all because He is Master and Creator of everything.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 7-8