Flying home late Wednesday night, Maureen and I got to take in the lights of Southern California, as we worked our way north. As I was contemplating the Psalm that we will be investigating today, I was reminded of the millions of people below that hold no significance in my life. 99.99% of those people below had never made bit of difference in my life and it is unlikely that they ever will. They mean so little to me. I don’t believe that I’m a terrible person for holding that perspective. However, it creates quite the contrast between my perspective and our God’s.
If you are ever feeling insignificant, Psalm 8 should be your Psalm. If you ever have any doubt about God’s love toward you or the value of your life, this should be your Psalm. This Psalm should give us a Godly perspective of exactly how important each of us are in God’s eyes. Made in His image, we are the crown jewel of all of His creative powers! When He had finished the process of making all things out of nothing, He elevated His evaluation of His work from “good” to “very good”. That’s right at the creation of mankind, God saw all of his work and gave it an A+.
We acknowledge that things on earth are pretty screwed up, but it doesn’t stop our God from being compelled by His own nature to love us. It doesn’t stop God from desiring a rich and vital relationship with those whom He created. It didn’t stop Him from sending a solution for our sin in the person of Jesus Christ and His work on the Cross! Actually, when I think about it, Psalm 8 should be for all of us a powerful daily reminder that God is God and we are His!
In His Grace,