“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! … When I look at Your heavens the work of Your fingers, the moon and the starts, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, the son of man that You care for him?” Psalms 8:1, 3-4
Ahhhh…… I am SOOO excited to be here today! We’ve made it to the Psalms! I have really been looking forward to them. If there’s one book in the Bible that everyone is sure to relate to, it’s the Psalms. And today’s verse could not have come at a better time. On laundry day this week Louie Giglio helped me sort and fold while I watched a couple of his videos on the heavens (How Great is our God and Indescribable). I HIGHLY recommend taking the time to watch them if you want your socks knocked off! The abundance of the heavens is beyond imagining.
Isaiah 40:12 (EXB) says “who has measured the oceans [waters] in the palm [hollow] of His hand? Who has used His hand [a span; the distance between the extended thumb and the little finger] to measure the sky [heavens]?”
The entire universe fits in the palm of His hand, and yet who am I that He is mindful of me? And yet His is!
1 Peter 5:7 says to, “Cast all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you.”
According to Psalm 40:5, His thoughts toward you are multiplied.
In Jeremiah He says to, “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and wondrous things that you do not know.” (3:33)
And “I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (29:11)
Job asks, “Does not He see my ways and number all my steps?” Job 31:4
And Jesus assures us, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7
Still don’t believe that He cares for you? Look at the beauty and sheer mass of the heavens all unique yet He calls them all by name.(Psalms 147:4) Awesome right? Now look at your finger tips. Each one creates a unique imprint, no two are identical, even on your own hands! He cares SO MUCH for you that He put that much detail into your creation. He made you special, holy, different, even weird, because He cares about Y.O.U.! And He calls you by name. You are not a number in a crowd my friend, you are special to Him.