September 16, 2022

Hello Advent Family,

Wednesday night was truly one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen.  I could not even see the setting sun from where I was but the sky was remarkable.  Deep reds and oranges and purples set against the fading blue sky I was in awe with the beauty of God’s creation.  Often we simply walk through life without stopping and taking in the amazing beauty of creation and more importantly praising God for it.  Throughout the Psalms David thanks God for His work in creation and also for how He allows humankind to play a role in that.  Let’s look at Psalm 8 together today.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
    in the heavens.

Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,

what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
    and crowned them with glory and honor.

You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their feet:

all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,

the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

David is thanking and praising God for His care of humankind and also for allowing us to be stewards of God’s amazing creation.  Today take the time to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation and thank Him for that incredible gift. 
In His Grip,
Pastor Dave