There is an image we get from the Hubble Telescope call the “X-Structure at the Core of the Whirlpool Galaxy.” It is 31 million light years away, in the dark black hole core of the Whirlpool Galaxy and it pictures the cross. It reminds us of the Revelation writer who said, “It’s Jesus Christ, the lamb slain before the foundation of the world.’’ It is Jesus everywhere. Its grace everywhere you turn. Its mercy when you least expect to find it. (Louie Giglio)
It's mercy when you least expect to find it. God’s grace and mercy is everywhere!
Psalm 8 starts and ends with this phrase:
O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills all the earth.
David reminds us that God is BIG and that God is personal. In Jewish culture, your name represents who you are, your character. God’s name, His character, His holiness, His love fills the entire earth. There is nowhere that is hidden from God’s majesty on this earth.
“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you set in place” … I know this about You, God. You are the creator and sustainer of everything.
YET…what is man that you are mindful of him, human beings that you should care for them.
I read that parallelism in the poetry of the Old Testament is not just rephrasing the thought, but that it is expanding and taking that thought even deeper.
Who are people, God that you THINK about them…. Human beings that You CARE for them.
What a beautiful reminder – not only does God think about us, it’s much deeper than that. He CARES for us. It’s not a nebulous feeling - God’s kind of care is seen and felt. It’s seen through creation. It’s seen through relationships. It’s seen through the sacrificial life of Jesus Christ.
Take some time to ponder who God is – His greatness, His majesty and His love for you.