Some of the Psalms in the Bible provide wonderful opportunities to praise our Creator God for his creative power and for beauty in creation which we can see and enjoy. The wonder and awe is new again as we see the changing of the seasons. Imagine the psalmist looking at the night sky in wonder, as David must have done while he was tending sheep:
"When I consider 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,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor." (Psalm 8:3-5)
How can God even be bothered to know about or care for a mere human being with their flaws and faults? And assign humans care for creation and everything in it? The majesty and wonder of God is that he does care about us! The psalm closes with:
"O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!" (8:9)
God’s majesty is in the greatness of creation, on earth and extending to the farthest heavens. And yet he wants to know us and include us in his plan.
Carol Verbeek, Principal