When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him? (Psalm 8:3, 4 NASB)
This Psalm is absolutely my favorite Psalm ever! In high school I’d take my trusty car (dubbed Black Beauty) to an area lake away from the city lights where I would open the sun roof, recline and just stare at the stars. I could spend hours there. It was my haven and you would have to be invited to join me in this endeavor. If I had a rough day, I was out there. If I had a great day, I was out there. Mom and Dad came to know that this was my ritual when I needed to be alone.
As I went on to college, my time with the stars when away. I couldn’t figure out where to go on which farm road and it eventually just became a thing of the past. I still stand in awe by the stars and nature and life in general. But stars… Well, they are my weakness. The song “Stars” by switchfoot explains my thoughts sooo well. Seriously!
Anyways, this last week has been bipolar Texas winter. Sunday was really windy with sepia skies. Monday was absolutely gorgeous. The Prince and I went outside and just stayed there. Yesterday was rainy and today is also rainy. I love it.
So I have to confess that I didn’t have my quiet time this morning (that’s code for reading and meditating on the Bible), but I did read Psalm 8 yesterday. I admit I was looking forward to rereading it. (aside: I read all 150 Psalms looking for one verse that I later found in Luke. I was smart LOL) I forgot how much was packed into Psalm 8 so I savored it. But verses 3&4 remain my favorite.
I am amazed that a God so big and mighty has chosen to spend time with me. I stand in awe that the creator of the stars chooses me a lowly human. And I love Him all the more.