When we look with wonder into the heavens at night, we connect with the billions of others who have lived on the earth through the centuries. There is in us a great awe as we survey the vastness of the heavens. We are inclined to speculate about where it all came from. For King David there was no doubt that his God had created all that he saw. And in creation, he saw the glory of his God. In Psalm 8 he voiced, “How majestic is your name in all the earth.”
In my quest to understand God, King David, “a man after God’s own heart” (See 1 Samuel 13:14), sets a perspective of God that is foundational. To understand God, I need to see how big he is. You can’t get any bigger than the creator of heaven and earth. Everything I know and understand, plus an infinite amount beyond, was created by God. He’s big! Yet he allows praise from the mouths of little children to silence his enemies. God is big, and he is humble.
What draws the attention of this mighty creator? Human beings are at the center of his creation. In our original state we were created just a little less than God himself. We are created in his image. He made us rulers over all the creature of the earth. David’s response to these thoughts; “How majestic is your name in all the earth!”
As I look into the night sky, the words of Psalm 8 always bring from deep in my soul a resounding praise. How amazing are you my God that you can create these limitless expanses, yet I am important to you. Thank you God for loving me, redeeming me, and giving me an eternal future with you.