Psalm 8 - O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.2From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3When 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? 5You 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: 7all 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. 9O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Have you ever marveled at the amazing display of stars on a clear moonless night? Many years ago on a backpacking trip, our family slept outdoors without a tent high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. There, far away from the bright lights of civilization, the display of stars was breathtaking! How small we felt in such an awesome universe! The words of Psalm 8, which our family had memorized, leaped to our minds as we gazed up at the sky. If you ever feel like you’re just a dot in the vast universe, read and meditate on Psalm 8. No doubt David, the author of this psalm, had the same feelings of awe and “smallness” when he looked up at the heavens, but the Lord revealed to him that from God’s perspective people are much more than mere specks in a vast universe! Apart from the revelation of Scripture we would never know that we are more than just specks of dust among the stars. However, the Bible says that we are of great significance to God! Psalm 8 gives us our majestic Creator’s divine perspective.