Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens.
The Psalmist sings praise for his maker. It is such a wonderful reminder of who God is. So often in life we run from task to task, job to job and get caught up on the rollercoaster of life. We fall into thinking that we ourselves are at the centre of the universe. This psalm reminds us that God is at the centre. He is big! He made the universe! He is the one who gives us the work to do – for HIM. If you ever doubt the majesty of God, just look to the heavens. Spend a moment gazing at the sky, the clouds, the sunset, the stars, the moon. It displays his glory.
In verse 4, the Psalmist asks, “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” Isn’t it true that when we remember how majestic God is, when we reflect on his sovereignty and his power to move anything in the universe around, why does he love us so much?! We are drawn into humble submission to him. He has chosen to love us. That is the greatest comfort of all that the maker of the heavens and the earth loves you and cares for you and is all powerful.
Why don’t you step outside today and take a moment to look at the sky. Watch a Planet Earth episode tonight, go for a walk outside or change your computer wallpaper to a picture of the ocean or a natural wonder of the earth. As you do this, reflect on our creator God and his love for us. This love that is so big that he sent his own son to die in our place so that we can have an intimate relationship with him. We serve a majestic, loving and gracious God!
Read Psalm 8 in its entirety. Reflect on our responsibility to take care of God’s creation out of love for our saviour God.
Heavenly Father, Maker of the heavens and the earth.
How majestic is your name in all the earth! I praise you today for your power and sovereign rule. Thank you that you are in control ofmy life. Thank you that you love me so much that you sent Jesus to die for my rebellion against you. Thank you that even though I often think that I am the centre of the universe, you continued to pursue a relationship with me. Please forgive me when I don’t give you the honour you deserve, forgive me when I don’t reflect your glory in the earth. Refine my heart that my life might tell the world of your majesty, love and grace.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.