A Word from the Word
On Center Stage
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? NIV
When we look around us at the vastness of the universe, and we consider the statistics and the figures that the astronomers give us about their millions of galaxies, about our world being just a little fragment, a little speck of dust in the totality of the universe, surely we can feel so small, so insignificant, so weak and helpless.
And yet these beautiful words that I read reveal that God doesn’t measure everything by size or by dimension, that there’s another scale of values with God. And that in that scale of values we, His human creatures, are extremely valuable. In fact, the Lord Jesus Himself told us that one human soul is worth more in God’s sight than the whole universe. Isn’t that a word of encouragement and comfort? We are not just a little speck somewhere in space.
In many ways we are the very objects of God’s special concern and care. He cares about us. He loves us. He knows our weakness and our frailty, but He does not despise us. He does not reject us. He has a special place in His universe for man, His creation, and you can find that place if you seek Him and you can know the comfort of His love.