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Daily Thought: Remembering Psalm 8

The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears.

-Richard Warren

“God is Good and God is Great” is the beginning of a common prayer for grace at meals… “and we thank Him for this food.” A simple prayer with a simple thought, which, as I grow closer to God, I feel the depth and breadth of its meaning in increasingly developing ways.

“God is Good and God is Great” echoes in my ears as I live closer to God. The closer I get to God the more depth of life I feel and know, the less “surface” is my thinking, the less “self” is my consideration, the less important seem the material things of my life, and the less wasted time I can tolerate.

The things of Earth seem more temporary, and the things of the Kingdom, permanent things, take on a new importance. As I consider the timelessness of God, the unlimited power of God, the completeness of God’s knowledge, the depth of God’s compassion, I stand in awesome wonder. The complexity and beauty of God’s creation; the unlimited joy of God’s relation; how small the world seems; and how great seems this Loving God of ours.

Psalm 8 helps speak the words I cannot truly get my head around, but I know it best expresses my feelings. Let’s remember it…

“O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger. 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? Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

God in Jesus is King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and yes lover of people - of me and of you.

Praise Be!

 

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