Note our text for the day taken from Psalm eight,
- “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? (Psalm 8:3-4 – NKJV)
The vastness of the universe, the “heavens,” the “moon and the stars,” all that goes to make up what is called the cosmos, its size and scope being so very, very impressive. Do you ever “consider” it? Do you ever take the time to ponder the majesty of it all?
Skeptics do, and down through the ages, and even more so in our day, they have been of the mind that, if God does exist, how could He be even remotely concerned about this one little planet that exist in the midst of such a huge expanse, and for that matter, “man?”
Against the backdrop of a universe so spectacular and vast, the Scripture poses the question: “What is man that You” oh Lord “are mindful of him?” How is it that he, so small in stature when one “considers” the universe, is of any significance to You? The Scriptural fact is that God is “mindful of him,” and He “visits him.” Dr. Henry Morris writes, “Significance is not a function of size, but of complexity,” and he goes on to point out that, “the human brain is surely the most complex physical system in the entire known universe.” In the midst of this vast universe significance is attributed by God to that which He created in His image, to that wonderful, complex entity known as “man.”
Yesterday I believe was called “Earth Day.” It is a day set aside by man to highlight the earth, “Mother Earth,” as it is known. When we hear the oft used term “Mother nature” we are witnessing man’s pagan tendencies as he seeks to worship at the altar of that which he has determined has actually spawned him. What is conspicuously missing in all of this is any reference to the Creator and the importance of acknowledging Him, and in the process, the significance of man. Darwin found man to essentially be insignificant. To him man was a product of the earth and its evolving processes.
But the God of Scripture says otherwise! In His communication to us through holy writ, He attaches great significance to His greatest creation . . . “man!” And when His creation rebelled and turned away from Him He sent His Son to become a “man” (Philippians 2:5-7) that He might, through His substitutionary death, make it possible for fallen “man” to be reconciled unto Himself. Man’s significance, his importance, is fully realized in the very Person and work of God the Creator, and in God the Redeemer.
Have a good day brethren . . . and as you walk it is a good thing to know that in the vastness of the universe you are not just an insignificant product of mother earth but a most significant creation of God, and He is mindful of you.
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