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by Milford Bowen
"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?" (Psalm 8:3-4).
Our God is the creator of all the heavens so vast and expansive that it
is hard to imagine. Scientists have discovered a constellation they believe
to be about six trillion miles from earth. God put them all in place and
caused them to act in relationship with each other.
Along with David, the Psalmist, we also might ask "What is man that thou
art mindful of him?" Why would this great and almighty God be concerned
about people, who are so miniscule in comparison. When we consider the
several billion people on the face of the earth we might also ask how each
individual could be so important.
Verse 5 of Psalm 8 points out that man was made only a little lower than
God Himself. In this verse the word for "angels" should be translated "God."
(See also Hebrews 2:7.)
Isaiah 43:7 says ". . . for I have created him for my glory . . ."). God
created man in his own image, which is not physical, but spirit. He was a
companion for God. God appointed man to be His administrator of all that He
had made. He was a fellow-laborer with God. He was created in righteousness
and true holiness.
Ephesians 2:10: "For we are his workmanship (masterpiece) created in
Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should
walk in them."
God had us in mind even before He began the work of creation. All of
creation was made for us to enjoy and benefit from.
God loves to be with His people. See Him walking with the first man and
woman in the Garden. See Him talking with Abraham about being the father of
many nations. See Him working with Noah to build the Ark. See Him talking
with Moses about leading His people to the promised land. See Him walking
with you and me as we stand with Him day after day.
You are important in this wide universe. You are important even though
you are one of billions of people in the world. You are the one He considers
important - important enough to redeem and reconcile; important enough to
fill you with His power.
You are not strong in yourself. "I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13). It doesn't say "We can do all things,"
but "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Without Christ you are nobody. With Christ within you are somebody.
Give God a chance to do something really big for you today. You are
important to Him.