I have always marveled at Psalm 8:4: “What is man that You take thought of him, And the son of man that You care for him?” To know that God thinks about us and personally cares about each one of us is truly amazing. As the creator of all things, the universe is not too vast, too large for him to know us. Psalm 139:1 reminds us: “O LORD, You have searched me and known me.”
I have worked in several large corporations with thousands of employees and I can tell you that the CEOs of those companies did not think of me every minute of the day or know my name. They may have said they care about their employees, but it was impossible for them to care for each one on a personal, daily level. But not God. As Jesus said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God (Luke 18:26).”
Yet God does not just care about each one of us. Psalm 8:5-6 tells us: “Yet You have made him a little lower than God, And You crown him with glory and majesty! You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.” Our faith in Jesus gives us the status of children of God. Then he goes beyond that and trusts us to rule over his creation.
Take some time today to read Psalm 8 and reflect on the depth of God’s love for you. Indeed, “O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth (Psalm 8:9)!”
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“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well .” – Psalm 139:18)