Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honour.

You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority— the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents. O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

I am sitting trying to think of something suitably inspiring to write… and I can’t!  It kind of says it all, doesn’t it?  The more I think about creation, the more it turns my brain inside out.  My 11 year old son loves to talk about the possibilities of the multiverse (or meta-universe) but I can’t even get my head around one  – let alone infinite possibilities!  What I love about this Psalm is its mention of the fact that it’s the words of children and infants that declare God’s glory and silence his enemies.  So much for our adult intellectual posturing!

Questions for thought and discussion…

  • What amazes you most about God’s creation?
  • When was the last time that you heard a child perfectly summing up some unfathomable truth about God?

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