Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 8: 3-5,
When I look at the sky, which you have made,
at the moon and stars, which you set in their places--
what are human beings, that you think of them;
mere mortals, that you care for them?
Yet you made them inferior only to yourself;
you crowned them with glory and honor.
Psalm 8 reminds me of Genesis chapter 1, for it shows that human beings were created to be the pinnacle of God’s creation. They were created to live in harmony with him, with other human beings and with creation itself. They were created to look after and manage creation for God.
And haven’t we done it well! We seem hell-bent on ruining our earth. If not through misuse of God’s recourses, at least ruining large parts of it through war. Yet God has not given up on us. He still sees us as being worth saving, to be restored to be what we were always meant to be. He does this in Jesus. Creation groans as it waits for us all to be saved so that it too can be delivered.
Please pray with me the prayer for today. Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, I praise you, for I am wonderfully made. Help me to be more aware of your gift to us in the earth and skies, so that I may honor your name. All praise and glory to you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.