In this devotion, “A place for you and me,” Dave reminds us of God’s vast creation and his deep love and attention in our lives. And now, Dave’s devotion.
My wife Pam and I have been married for 49 years. We dated for two years before we got married so I can honestly say that we have been together for fifty one years. One of the things I like best about her is that she loves me. I know that sounds kind of dumb but let’s be honest; it’s pretty wonderful to have someone love you, isn’t it? Being loved, whether by family, friends, or a spouse, is one of the most meaningful experiences in life. One of the things I like most about God is that He loves me too; in fact, Jesus loves me even more than Pam loves me! Today, let’s consider God’s love for you and for me as we listen to this passage from Psalms:
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? (Psalm 8:3–4)
Have you ever sat outside at night and looked at the stars? It’s a humbling experience, isn’t it? The sky is so vast and you and I are, by comparison, so very small. I have always marveled at the fact that the universe in which we live is endless in every direction. With every advance in telescopes we learn that the universe is infinitely large; and with every advance in microscopes, we learn that the world in which we live is infinitely small. In today’s passage, the psalmist marvels at the One who cares for us. One thing that we can take from this passage is that God doesn’t measure the value of things by their dimensions. As a friend told me a few years ago, “The size of anything is meaningless to God.” Isn’t that encouraging? God, who made and rules everything, cares about you and me. He cares about us. He loves us. He knows our weaknesses. And yet despite all of that, He doesn’t despise us. He doesn’t reject us. Instead, while knowing all of our weaknesses and our waywardness, He has created a place in His universe for you and me to live.
If you will seek Him today, you can know the joyful comfort of His love and care…and that’s very Good News!
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