Oh Lord, Who are We That You Should Notice us?

I don’t know about you, but I can think of two ways I can feel small and insignificant.  One of the ways is when someone makes an attack on my self esteem and I wish the floor would open up and swallow my wounded self.

But today I wanted to focus on how I feel when I am confronted with the bigness of God. In Psalm 8:3-4 David is awed by the thought of God and says, “I look at your heavens which you made with your fingers.  I see the moon and stars, which you created.  But why are people important to you? Why do you take care of human beings?”

During several summers when I was in college I would go and help cook for summer camp.  I remember several of us driving up a mountain where there was an old shed.  We climbed a ladder up the roof and sat on its peak.  In silence we sat there taking in the whole vast scene.  The forest spread out below with the vast sky above.  We heard the hoot of an owe which seemed not far away and the howl of coyotes echoing across from one mountain to another.  I felt a small shiver up my spine and was glad I didn’t have to be confronted with the pack.  As I looked up into sky I could see the partially full moon, the stars spread as though on a black blanket sparkling like diamonds with an occasional shooting star.

Wow!  Have you had those moments when you are awed by the greatness of God, realizing that you are but a speck on the earth compared to the vastness of the universe?  As David says, “it is hard to understand that we can be so important to you a mighty God.”  But you and I are important to Him.  No matter what is happening in your life God is interested and wants to be a part of it.  He wants to rejoice with you when you are happy, weep with you when you are sad or going through a tough time.  Most of all he wants you to feel his love for you and know He is there for you.

I love that song that says,

How big is God? How big and wide is His vast domain?
To try to tell these lips can only start
He’s big enough to rule his mighty universe
Yet small enough to live within my heart

I am praying for you that you can experience God’s love and power in your life as you face the challenges of daily living.

Love to you,

Ruth

 


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