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Psalm 8

Consider the Heavens

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Psalm 8

Consider the Heavens

By Lois Parker Edstrom

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When you are outside after dark, perhaps camping, or just taking a walk with your parents, do you look up and see what is happening in the sky? On a dark, cloudless night the stars seem so close and more beautiful than you can imagine. (Show photos.)

It is impossible to count how many stars are in the universe and did you know that the light from a star takes millions of years to reach the earth?

Then there is the moon that always fascinates us. The light from a full moon is especially beautiful. (Show photo.)

When you look at a night sky, how big and wonderful it is, perhaps you’ve felt quite small. In the Bible we learn that David felt this way too. Listen to what he wrote: “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;” (8:3) “what is man, that you think of him?” (8:4)

We are surrounded by beauty and that beauty makes us want to sing and dance and thank God. Our world, the universe, is big and wonderful and also mysterious. We cannot begin to understand it, but we must remember that we are also one of God’s beautiful creations.

God created us, loves us, and has placed us in a world full of many wonders – animals and forests, fish and seas, birds in the sky, stars and Moon.

Look for something beautiful each day and you will find it, and when you do, give thanks to God.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2014, Richard Niell Donovan