Psalms of Honesty and Truth
There are a lot of days when we realize just how magnificent God is to us and to others. We look around our world of nature and wonder fills our mind. We ask out loud, how did create the roses we enjoy and the mighty trees in our own backyard that keep rising to the skies with beauty and gracefulness? On a clear night we see the heavens adorned with bright stars, all in order, traveling through space that seems to never end. We know we are but a speck of dust in the scheme of things, but God loves us still, knows us by name and wants a pure relationship with us. Wow. And we sigh with peace while we praise our God, our Creator with all that is in us. Today is that day. Let us rejoice and just be glad.
Psalm 8, The Message
A David Psalm
God, brilliant Lord,
yours is a household name.
2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
toddlers shout the songs
That drown out enemy talk,
and silence atheist babble.
3-4 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
5-8 Yet we’ve so narrowly missed being gods,
bright with Eden’s dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords of sheep and cattle,
even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming,
whales singing in the ocean deeps.
9 God, brilliant Lord,
your name echoes around the world.
What do we learn and why praise God?
–“That God, in His remarkable condescension, should focus attention on us is proof of our dignity as creatures made in the image of God. The grandeur of men and women is found only there. Apart from knowing God, we have no understanding of who we are or what we are to do in this great universe.” (Warren Wiersbe)
So we’re singing…Praise God from Whom all blessing flow…
In Jesus Name, Amen