How Great Thou Art!

Psalm 8:3-4.

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;

What is man, thatThou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know how David’s song sounded, especially in his Hebrew language? When I get to heaven, I’m going to ask God if I can have an instant replay of all of Psalms :). I’ll understand Hebrew, then, after all 🙂

I remember gazing out at the sky when we lived in southern Minnesota, far enough away from city lights that the stars were like little particles of ice flung across a black velvet backdrop. City dwellers who have never gotten far enough away from all those city lights at night have no idea at all of how MANY stars are up there! And to actually see the Milky Way, and know that we are on the very edge of it, is an amazing moment. The pictures we get from space these days are just astounding!

We are just a speck on an arm of the spiral:

Makes you feel how small we are, doesn’t it? And yet, God! How amazing that He considers our tiny little world, our billions of tiny little people! Compared to His vast creation, we are just a dust speck. Still, He loves us. He sent His Son to be the perfect sacrifice to cleanse us from our sin. Underserving, unworthy as we are, yet He loves us.

We dare to shake our fists at Him, saying He does not exist. Without Him, nothing would exist at all, ever! Yet the creation defies the Creator, much like an angry youth defies his parents. He’s so great, and we’re so small. Yet He knows each one of us; knows our hearts, knows our thought, knows our innermost secrets–and still loves us!

My head and my heart are full of music this morning. Here’s a universal favorite:

3 thoughts on “How Great Thou Art!

  1. Kathy Rainear

    So good to hear from you. Upon beginning my morning coffee and time of devotions, I found your link on front of my phone. What a pleasure to be begin my devotions with a sister in Christ like you. 🙏

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    1. Kathy, thank you! I’ve been blogging through the Bible for over ten years now. I was relieved of my Sunday school class at Bethel, and that’s when I started blogging. It has been more of a blessing to ME, I’m sure, than to anyone who reads it 🙂


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