When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Psalm 8:3-4When I was a little girl, we sang this hymn…Alas! and did my Savior bleed/And did my Sovereign die?/ Would He devote that sacred head / For such a worm as I?The last line is now, For such Sinners such as I? Somehow I like the original line. When I read Psalm 8:3-4, I remembered the worm analogy. For in the face of such glory as the moon and the stars in the velvet night sky, what can compare. Why should our Lord God care for such a lowly person as I am? Yet God cares for each of us.Whenever we create something with our hands, our thoughts, we fall in love with our creation. When I learned how to fold paper ships, I was lost in my closet and the Sears catalog in a folding frenzy. The pile of ships threatened to move me out of the closet. When Mom insisted I throw away my stash of boats, I was heart broken. I obeyed, but reluctantly.God spoke the moon and the stars into existence into the darkness. I can imagine how he loved the sparkling lights far into the universe surrounding the earth. This is His Creation. We, too, were created by our Lord God. All other creation is under his dominion, and we were made with a mind and a will, for our Lord God wants to be loved for Himself.So the Lord must wait for you to come to him / so he can show you his love and compassion.
For the Lord is a faithful God. / Blessed are those who wait for his help. Isaiah 30:18Dear Lord, please help me to want You, to need You, to worship you, to trust You, day by day and moment by moment. We are blessed beyond measure because You are our God!