Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
THE GOODNESS OF CREATION
"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, human beings that you should care for them?" (Psalms 8: 3-4)
With over 7 billion people in this world, why would I matter to God? From our comprehension, it doesn't make sense on why the creator of the universe would want anything to do with us. King David also asked this question in his writing of Psalms 8. The result of this question provides us more insight on who God is and who we are to Him.
David glorifies God by the way he begins the hymn of praise. "Oh Lord, our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth!" The first use of "Oh Lord" refers to Yahweh (YHWH) which means “to exist, be" that God is self-existent. The second use of "Our Lord" emphasizes on His sovereignty. The first and last verse of Psalms 8 mirror each other. This symbolizes to me that life begins and ends with God. He truly is the Alpha and Omega.
The God that we serve is far more greater, more powerful, and more loving than we can ever imagine. God can do whatever He chooses to, and doesn't need our help for anything. Even with all the glory of who God is, He chose to use us to carry out His will. He's indescribable, yet He cares about the very number of hairs on our head. (Matt 10:30) In verse 5, we read that God "crowned us with glory and honor." When we become His children in Christ Jesus, we find purpose and significance. Our position changes from being enemies of God to being His beloved children.
Prayer: Oh Sovereign Lord, help us to view ourselves the way you see us. Make us to be good stewards of your creation. May our lives bring you the glory, that you alone deserve.
Thought for the Day: God chose us before He created the universe to display His majesty and love to all of humanity.
Jojy Koshy, St. Paul’s MTC, Dallas