What is man that You are mindful of him?

When she picked up my grandson from our house, my daughter-in-law asked how Xander had been. I explained that, of course, he had been a doll. He is almost always a good boy when he stays with us.

As an afterthought I said, “A couple of times he forgot that I was the boss, so he had to be reminded, but other than that, he was precious.”

Carrie said, “Well, aren’t we all like that? Sometimes I lose sight of Who is boss, too.”

I’ve thought about that conversation several times since then. And I couldn’t agree more.

It’s easy to lose our perspective, isn’t it? It’s easy to begin to see ourselves as the center of our universe. Our world revolves around us so much of the time.

I heard an excellent sermon Sunday on Psalm 8. The pastor pointed out the vastness of our solar system, then zooming outward at our galaxy and then outward at the whole expanse of galaxies in the highest heavens. The earth is so tiny, it’s not even a dot in that expanse. Our sun is a teeny, tiny dot.

“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?” Psalm 8:3-4.

Now, that’s perspective. We are incredibly insignificant, yet He still loved His people enough to secure our salvation through the death of His beloved Son. We are incredibly insignificant, yet He still listens to our prayers, our whining, our supplications—and yes, even our feeble attempts to praise such a great and Almighty God.

Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that life is not all about me. It is HIS will that is supremely important, and not my own.  Yet, He is loving enough to care for me, to provide for me and to bless me.

Do we complain and grumble at what God has wrought in our lives? Perhaps we need a little lesson in perspective—about who we are and Who HE is!

And yes, at times He needs to remind me of Who is boss.

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Psalm 8:9.

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