Psalm 8 praises the majesty and mystery of God. David is looking up at the night sky and asks how the Creator of such a display could possibly think about him. I wonder the same thing each day.
“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers-
the moon and the stars you set in place-
what are mere mortals that you should think about them?”
Christ answered David’s question when He became one of us and connected us to the Creator It wasn’t just any connection; it was a oneness, family brought together by the single most beautiful expression of love the world has every known.
David was well acquainted with love and known as a man after God’s own heart. If David had been alive when Christ came to earth, I believe he would have been the first in line to hear His message of God’s unfathomable love. David had faults, so do we all, but his psalms reflect an intimacy with God that astounds me. He cried, praised, supplicated, adored, and even argued with God.
Sometimes, King David forgot he was a mere mortal and took on the role of God. We all do the same at some point during in our lives. In Psalm 8, however, he humbled himself in the presence of God’s majesty as he looked upon His handiwork. I love sunsets and sunrises, but a clear night sky takes my breath away. I feel so very tiny under the vastness of a clear moonlit night. I wonder how God could ever notice someone as small as I am. Then, I remember a baby in Bethlehem and my heart relaxes into His love. I know Jesus loves me, and that means His Father and the Holy Sprit also love me because they are One.
Light came into my bedroom far too early this morning, so I got up to find the source; I assumed an outside light must have been left on. I smiled when I opened my curtains and found a spectacular moon setting in the western sky. The clouds were nestled in the valleys as the moon gave her final performance before disappearing into the day. I sat on the floor soaking in the majesty of my Maker and understanding why David was so enthralled with Him.
When I look at God’s handiwork, I am made vividly aware of His majesty. When I look at Christ, I am made vividly aware of His love. Like David, I can’t imagine how the Creator could even think of a mere mortal like me. God reminds me when I get those night thoughts or early morning thoughts that Jesus loves me and so does He ❤
This isn’t my view this morning, but it’s very close to the scene that woke me this morning. My mountains were covered in a fluffy white blanket of clouds.
Photo Credit: Consworld