Why I Believe – Psalms 8

While living in Green Valley, Arizona many years ago, I got to experience the wonder of God’s creation in ways not experienced here in the Midwest.  In our town there were “Light Ordinances” so that nothing impacted the view of the stars.  We lived at the base of Madera Canyon and the majesty we saw everyday from sunrise to sunset was incredible.  Our favorite family activity was to sit in the hot tub at night and gaze at the millions of stars overhead.  We couldn’t help but be astounded at the hundreds of thousands of tiny pinpricks lighting up the sky.

Who is God that He created all the majestic creation and yet He still cares about me…and you?!?!  

In Psalm 8, David declares the Heavens and the earth Majestic!

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

Psalms 8:4

David would have been able to sit under the stars nightly and experience the majesty of God as he kept an eye on his sheep.  

My awe and belief in God is renewed when I take time as David did and gaze up at the sky in the early morning or the setting sun in the evening.  I look to see how God’s majestic name shows up in every corner of His creation.

I don’t know why God cares so much about us but, I believe God put the stars in the sky as a visible reminder of His presence and his desire to have a relationship with us.  We feel how small we are and yet God still thinks of us.  He sent His own Son to give His life for us.  What is man that you are mindful?  Next time you wonder about God, go out and gaze up at the stars.  Remember that the God who created the stars also created you!