We have been going through a selection of the Psalms at our Friday evening youth discussions online via Discord. This past Friday we looked at Psalm 8 and this is what I want to share with you today. This is what Psalm 8 (NLT) says:
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
to tell of your strength,
silencing your enemies
and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
While we could spend a lot of time analysing and studying every aspect of this Psalm, there are only a few things I want you to know today. Please know that regardless of what type of day you have had or what you are currently going through in life, whether good or bad, God has thought about you today. The God who created the universe, whose fingerprints are clearly evident in the sky through his marvellous creations, has thought about you personally. Not only has He thought about you, He has also cared for you because you are created in His image. You are an image bearer of God and you are valuable because of this fact. Have you ever wondered about the greatest way in which God has ever shown His care for humanity? Take a look at what Hebrews 2 (NLT) says:
9 What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honour.” Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. 10 God, for whom and through whom everything was made, chose to bring many children into glory. And it was only right that he should make Jesus, through his suffering, a perfect leader, fit to bring them into their salvation. 11 So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.
If you want to know just how much God cares about us we need to only look at Jesus and what He did for us and secured for us when we believe in and follow Him. God loves you, thinks about you and cares for you.