When I Think About It ~ Sunday Devotion
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? Psalm 8:3-4 (NIV)
Who do you think you are?
Who does she think she is?
Who am I?
When I really think about it, when I think about the God of the Universe and what He did when He created the heavens and the earth, I start asking those questions about myself. Who do I think I am that God would care about me? Looking at my reflection in the mirror, asking who she thinks she is, a girl full of issues in the middle of nowhere. Who am I that God would be mindful of me? I’m just a speck in this great universe He created.
But when I really think about it, when I consider those questions, I humbly admit that He does see me. I can’t deny special moments when He does something to show me that I am on His mind.* It’s in the money I find on the run. The blue bird I saw on my bike ride last weekend.
He takes time to care for me and about what I’m going through at a given moment. That same God who created the moon and stars will do something special that only I will notice to let me know that He sees me.
Who am I? Who do you think you are? Can it really be that God is mindful of you and me? Yes! Yes, it can!
The writer of Psalm 8 paused to consider this phenomenon. He contemplated the entire creation and then asked, “Who am I?”
I can’t tell you why God decided to invest time and attention in mankind, in you and in me, but He did. He still does. Because of Christ, you and I are so much more than a speck in God’s creation. We are significant to Him. On our own, we aren’t anything special but because of Him, we are a standout. You are a star!
Action Step: Walk outside after the sun goes down (or maybe early in the morning if sunset is too late for you ;-)) and look up at the sky. Among all the stars you can see, pick one. Focus on that one. Just like you are zeroing in on one star out of millions and millions, God is looking at you in that same moment as if you are the only one on the earth. What do you need from Him? Tell Him. Be on the lookout for ways He will show you that He sees you.
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