Psalm 8:3-5

When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

Gaze intently at the night sky. Watch the moon rise large. Look for the Big Dipper and Orion. Amazing!

Scientists estimate that there are ten times more stars in the sky than there are grains of sand in the world’s deserts and beaches! Doesn’t it make you feel small? Maybe that’s an uncomfortable feeling.
Maybe it’s a feeling of awe, but you wonder… How do I fit into this great cosmos? How could I mean anything?! He who set the moon and stars in place has answered those questions: He is mindful of man! Only human beings—we—have been created Imago Dei, in His Image.

This is not dependent on a set of characteristics or abilities; it’s a STATUS. He made us for Himself, and we failed because of sin. There were also heavenly beings that failed. But He provided the way of redemption for us—just His Imago Dei!

So, gaze again at that amazing night sky. Be in awe of what God made—and at what He has done. And when you feel small, remember to praise Him for the glory and honor He promises.

God, I praise You for loving me in this great cosmos. May I be amazed at YOU at all times!

– Debby Ulle