Sunday, September 16, 2007

PSALM 8

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

New International Version

1 comment:

  1. I wonder why no one makes a comment to a post like this?

    Intentionally, it follows my post about the unfair treatment of a lover of God who happens to be a scientist who, in his awe of God, has sought to share (an expression of worship-generated love) how he has found a way to reconcile his love and awe of God with the best of his discipline in the face of what doubters say is irreconcilable.

    This Psalm is, to me, me the confession of a heart unable to adequately plumb the mysteries of nature and a mind unable to grasp the vastness and creativity of God. It dares not assert or prescribe or define. It describes what eyes and ears and faith and depth make possible to take in...then sighs: "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!"

    The only adequate response to creation, to life, is reverence and stewardship. The only adequate response to the Creator, to Life, is worship and love.

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