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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 seas. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
For those days when you feel like a big, important person, remember the cue ball on a pool table.
Our God is big enough to play billiards with the planets. If he did, earth would feel smoother to God than a cue ball feels to us. If Mt. Everest wouldn't even show up as bumps on God's galactic cue ball, how big of an impression can we human beings make? We're 29,000 feet smaller than that massive mountain! When God holds the universe in his hand, why would he pay any attention to insignificant specks of humanity such as you and me?
Yet, from the beginning God did care for us, making us rulers over this universe. We’ve proven ourselves unworthy of this authority. We kill each other and pollute our world. We fight and hurt each other. We rarely say thanks to God who gave us so much. Creation rebels right back at us with hurricanes and viruses and everything in between.
We still have hope. Hebrews 2 tells us Jesus is the ultimate “son of man” of Psalm 8:4. God’s Son became a son of man. After laying down his life to pay for the wrongs we did, he went back to heaven to rule this universe in our place. All of nature is now under his control (under his feet).
Jesus rules by guiding and controlling all things for our good – even when we can’t see what good can come from cancer cells. I may not be able to see how he can make it good, but I know he will. I know because he loved me enough to die for me. Love like his guarantees he will take care of me even in the worst of times.
Not because I stand out on this planet sized cue ball. He’ll take care of me because he has chosen to love me – forever.
Jesus, remind me every day you thought I was important enough to die for. Keep me in your care always. Amen.
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