Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why Does God Think of Me?

In his book "Making the Climb: Thoughts of a Novice Climber on Mt. Kilimanjaro", Dr. John Bowling talks about his first night on the climb. After a first day of strenuous physical activity, he pauses at the camp. As he looks up he writes that it was if he had noticed the stars for the first time at that very moment. Then, he says, his mind went to the passage of scripture he had memorized for his epic journey.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise
because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider 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,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the sea.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8, NIV)

You may not be under the stars in Africa right now. But may you be struck with the sense of awe and wonder when you think about this fact: The Creator of the Universe cares for you!

Grace & Peace

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