'When I consider Your Heavens, the work of Your fingers...' Psalm 8:3 NKJ
Take a sec to think about how big the place you live in is. Then, consider the whole bunch of communities/suburbs/towns/cities that make up your electorate. And how many electorates there are in your country. And how many countries on the face of the earth? ‘Kay, now zoom out. Our earth is floating amongst a whole lot of stars, and other planets. And that’s just the Milky Way, one of many galaxies. Bottom line: each one of us is a very small part of a very large universe.
Now, we aren’t trying to send you into some sort of existential crisis. In fact, it’s the opposite. Think of all of that as context to this:
God. Knows. You.
Yes, we might feel absolutely tiny. We are in the context of this staggeringly huge universe, but God still sees us. And He loves what He sees. Romans 1:20 suggests that one of the reasons that God made the universe so, well, drop–dead stunning is for us. It says ‘…since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…’ Everything that God has made, from the complexities of the human body, to the massive expanse of space, is one of the ways He shows Himself to us. In Psalm 8, David talks about how he can see God’s glory in the world around him. Go read it.
SoulFood: Gen 17-19, Jn 13:31-38, Ps 118:1-9, Prov 31:6-9
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