Take a Walk!
Yeah do that! Take a walk! That’s what I did last night. I have been wrestling through our text for Sunday and last night I took a walk. I had company, the four-legged kind. WE walked. The walk was longer than the usual for the K-9 companion to take care of business but he didn’t mind and neither did I.
I have been struggling through Psalm 8 this week, not to understand it’s meaning but to really grasp it’s personal impact. Last night, under the cloudy sky I met God. I was reflecting and meditating on the opening and closing words of Psalm 8 which are exactly the same: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Alec Motyer in his excellent devotional translation of the Psalms renders these words somewhat differently: “Yahweh, our Sovereign, how magnificent is your name in all the earth.” The Psalm begins and ends with these verses. Sandwiched between these two splendid statements is a cornucopia of glory about the creation of the universe and the dignity of humanity.
I thought about this as I walked and wondered in astonishment, “why would God ever care for us?” It all became clear for me as I strolled around Lucan. He cares for us because He created us.
Have you ever felt overlooked? Maybe your age was a factor, or size or colour, or looks. Being passed over for a promotion or sitting on the bench in a hockey game can bring these feelings to the forefront. The eighth song in God’s great hymnal is a great reminder for those times in our lives when we feel bypassed, set aside, or overlooked. It highlights (among other things) the great value God places upon His creatures, especially mankind.
Stop for a moment, or better yet take a walk. Walk and consider the impact of Psalm 8, and you will be quickly humbled. Just to think that a Sovereign Creator God takes personal care of and interest in little old me (and you) is more than I can fathom. “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
Lets state that again: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! ”
See you Sunday,
Sometime between today and Sunday … take a walk. Bring Psalm 8 with you. It’ll do your heart and your heart good!