Sermon Follow Up - Week 30, 2022
“To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8:0–9 ESV)
Psalm 8 is the first song of praise in the book of Psalms. From the first sentence to the last sentence…all praise, all celebration of the wonder and beauty of God. It’s a celebration of the majesty of God. Majesty seen through the lens of creation. The grandeur of God’s glory in nature, in the heavens, the moon, and the stars; in the birds in the air, the animals on the earth, and the fish under the waters. But Psalm 8 doesn’t limit the majesty of God to what you can see through a telescope or a microscope. God’s majesty can also be seen when you look in the mirror.
Amid all our busy, difficult days, we come to Psalm 8 to consider afresh that:
All of creation is an invitation to each of us to worship the greatness and goodness of God.
You are Invited to Celebrate the Majesty of God because He is Great• He is great in all the earth
• He is great in the heavens
You are Invited to Celebrate the Majesty of God because He is Good• As Our Creator, He is mindful of us
• As Our Creator, He cares for us
Take time to go out to a dark location this week on a clear night (by yourself or with your family). Put your phone(s) down and look up. Consider the heavens. Consider the majesty of God. And consider the question, "Who am I that you are mindful of me and care for me?" Take time to write out your thoughts/prayers and songs that come to mind.
SONGS TO SING
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