|Today’s Scripture: When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? Psalm 8:3-4|
There’s the wonder of sunset at evening,
Our God is so far beyond our finite imagination that we can’t comprehend His power. He created the vastness of the universe. All the stars in the universe were spoken into existence. The Bible doesn’t even give us information about how they were made, rather, it just says, “He made the stars also.” (Genesis 1:16)
Not only did God create the immensity of the universe, He also created us out of the dust of the ground. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7) God created us, and yet, He cares about the affairs of men.
But, the wonder of His love goes far beyond even that. Not only did He create us, He also gave us a free will which we used to rebel against Him and bring sin into the world. We caused the fellowship to be broken, and yet He loved us and provided a way of salvation for all mankind.
Verse 3 tells us of God’s majesty, but verse 4 tells us the incredible steps God has taken for us. “What is man?” In comparison to God, we are nothing. He created us, and anything we think we can offer Him is only because He has given us life. However, He didn’t create us and forget about us. Why should God be mindful of us? Psalms tells us “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand.” (Psalm 139:17-18a) God cares for each of us so much His thoughts for us are without number. Then, God took the greatest step and visited us. Because our sin had separated us from God, He came to reconcile us back to Him. When we were unable and unwilling to go to Him, He loved us so much He came to us.
Think about what God has done for you and thank Him for loving you – it’s the greatest wonder in the universe.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.