Now Look What You’ve Done!
If you are a parent, you probably have used this phrase more than once. I’m not sure why but this phrase came to my mind after reading Psalm 8. Here is the section that I want to highlight this morning: When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? The psalm begins with David expressing how majestic or excellent that God is. The contrast we see here in verses 3 and 4 is sort of like this: “God you are amazing and did such a fantastic job in creating the world…the moon and the stars…and then You created man…now look what You’ve done”. Man doesn’t compare very well to the moon and stars. The moon and stars have unmatched beauty and power and majesty. Man…not so much, especially when we consider how sin has spoiled everything. It is like David is saying, “God, You are so important and powerful to create this world, why do you care at all about man?” God does care deeply about mankind. Only man is created in the image of God. The song “Friend of God” that we sang at BVCOB this past Sunday uses the words from Psalm 7, “Who are we that You are mindful of us…how You love us…when we call”. The song reminds us that in Christ we are a friend of God. God doesn’t call the moon His friend. God doesn’t call Orion His friend. Rather, God wants to call you and me His friend. Only mankind can experience the majesty of redemption through Christ. I’m thankful that God is mindful of me. I hope you are as well. I hope you can rest in your value and worth coming out of Who God is, not what you’ve done or accomplished.