Minister's Corner: The Crown of Creation
“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.”
These are the first and last words of Psalm 8. The psalms are full of wonderful, poetic language and this beginning and ending is a good example. This sentence establishes so much in such a few words. God is Lord—Lord of creation, Lord of the universe, Lord of the world. Equally important, God is David’s Lord—and ours. When we pray this psalm we acknowledge God as Lord of our lives.
David looks at the heavens, the sun, moon and stars, and stands amazed at God’s care for humankind. “What are we humans that you value us so? Why should we be so important? Why have you given us so much?”