When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You have made him a little lower than the angels and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet:
~ Psalm 8:3-6 ~
Have you ever considered how big and beautiful God’s creation is? This world, this solar system, the universe – have you every considered how majestic everything is? Have you ever fathomed eternity, or what is outside the universe, or where is ends, or how atoms and proteins and cells make up our bodies? Have you ever considered all that God has created and wondered, “Why me? Why does God, in all His power, wisdom, strength, and holiness, care for me?” We are so small, so frail, so sinful. How could our Creator and giver of life notice us?
God’s love is immeasurable and incomprehensible (Rom. 8:28-39). The fact that he would send His only begotten Son to save our sins is amazing, in ever sense of the word (Jhn. 3:16). Imagining where (or if) the universe ends, or what infinity means is mind-boggling enough (Ecc. 3:11). But what is eternity with Christ? What is eternal love? What does everlasting to everlasting mean (Psa. 103:17)? Why would my Creator God stoop down and take on human flesh to save my immortal soul from my sins?
Even from the beginning, God had a plan of salvation for us (Gen. 3:15). Despite the fact that we rebelled, God sent His Son to save us. The Lord set His glory above the heavens, yet saw it fitting to crown us with glory and honor through His Son. This is why our only response to His act of Salvation is to do good and serve Him as He has called us to do. Our response is to love the law of the Lord, to pray, to read His word (Deut. 6:4-9, Psa. 1, 19:7-13). How majestic is His Name! How we should forever praise Him! I cannot comprehend why He would die for me. I know that I could do nothing to save myself and I can do nothing to thank Him. How much sweeter it is that He gave grace without payment! Thus, I will praise Him for the marvelous thing He has done for mankind (Psa. 98:1, 118:22-29).
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
~ Psalm 19:14 ~
Blessings to you and yours,