Made by God

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, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

When we consider the things that God has made, it can teach us a lot about Him.  God’s creation all around us gets us thinking about God and our place here.  When we see those impossibly big things, we recognize not only our smallness, but how big God is to be bigger than all of those things.  When we consider all that God has made in the heavens, we consider also that He made us, so small and yet worth something to Him.

God has made many wondrous and glorious things, but yet He looks down at us.  We are such small and unspectacular creatures in the grand scheme of things, and yet God is mindful of us.  He looks upon us and looks into our lives.  He wants to be with us and interact with us.  We are the work of His hands, and His work is good and pleasing to Him, and ultimately we are His most treasured creation.

God came to Earth in the form of His Son, the Creator entering the creation, to walk among us.  He came to give His life for us so that we could know Him in that close and intimate way that He always intended us to.  He came to cleanse us and heal us from the wound of sin.  The culmination of all His plans and purposes is to gather His people unto Himself and spend eternity in perfect communion together.

There are a lot of things about our world and the universe that are awe-inspiring.  There is so much beauty in what God has created.  But out of all that God has made, His focus is on mankind, made in His image, created to know Him, to have fellowship with Him, to worship Him, and to glorify Him.  The most beautiful thing that God has done is to give His Son out of love for us and redeem us back to Himself.  And may it be that those things we look upon in the skies above remind us of our God beyond them who chooses to draw near to us.

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