3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. 6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. (Psalm 8:3 – 8)
Today we turn our attention to the Discipline of Creation, which involves an attitude of enjoying God’s creation. As we continue to consider our theme, Our Identity, the Discipline of Creation can serve a vital role. A careful consideration of God’s creation helps us to consider who we are through a humbling lens. In Psalm 8, David sets an important example for us. Verse 3 starts with “When I consider”, and then proceeds to talk about elements of God’s creation. Unfortunately for most of us, the phrase “when I consider” is seldom followed by elements of God’s creation, and so we miss out on a great way to learn about God and ourselves.
Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible passage above.
Something to think about:
How does spending time considering God’s creation help you understand your significance and frailties?