Psalm 8 is a fitting response to the majestic nature of our God Almighty. In this Psalm we hear the words of King David expressing the greatness of his Lord and acknowledging the wonder and power of His mighty hand. In humility he realizes the great honor and responsibility we have as human beings, created in the image of God, to be caretakers of all the Creator has placed under our care.
“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beingsand crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
God has created us and has put us in charge of being stewards of His creation, how are we doing? God has redeemed us by the blood of Jesus to live as His children, while sharing the message of salvation with the world around us, how are we doing? God has sanctified us through the working of His Holy Spirit to be steadfast in the one true faith, how are we doing?
O Lord, strengthen us to be the people You have made, called, and saved us to be. And when we fail dear Lord, we pray You would have mercy on us and set us back on the path which leads us back towards You and Your will for our lives. Amen! Pastor McCarty