September 28

Psalm 8:1-4

“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” vss. 3-4

This psalmist was a thinker! He was likely well aware of the creation stories and accepted that the Lord had brought all things into existence. But the improbability of what he believed was more than his little mind could comprehend. We know that feeling! And for us the awe is magnified! The psalmist didn’t have a clue about the immensity of the universe–he’d not seen pictures of the crab nebulae. He didn’t know that the Big Bang had taken place over 13.4 billion years ago or that the nearest stars are 26 trillion miles away. Just imagine for a moment! Think of the improbability of being alive at this time on this little blue dot in the middle of nowhere! This very thought should force us to our knees in grateful appreciation! Our whole lives ought to be spent in giving thanks to the Lord of the Universe! But what do we do instead? Propelled by greed and a lust for power we have turned the globe into an armed camp! Instead of caring for our earth we dream up even more weapons of mass destruction! And maybe as humans we’re incapable of anything else–who knows? But really! There’s just got to be a better way for us to use this precious gift of time on this awesome planet! 

Thought for the Day: Why can’t we just get along?

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