Psalm 8:3-4 When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him?
The psalmist looks around at all of creation and wonders why God cares about mankind. All creation is majestic, yet mankind is full of deceit, darkness and rebellion.
The behavior of man is not the reason that God is mindful of us. Instead God is mindful of mankind because we were created in His image. Though we have been tainted by the fall and though there is so much else in creation that God could spend his time and energy on, He chooses us. From the beginning he had a plan for us, a plan to redeem us, to reunite us to himself. God being mindful of us says more about Him than it says about our value. Beauty and value is in the eye of the beholder. God chooses to value us.
A few things…
-Embrace Him because He cares for me. I shouldn’t waste any time running away from Him or distancing myself from Him. No one loves me like He does.
-Don’t be careless with my life. My time, talents, resources, even my own body is valuable and belongs to God.
-As a follower of Jesus, I need to value other people more than anything else in the world. I can’t pursue riches, success or satisfaction harder or more passionately than I pursue people in the name of Christ.
Wow. I don’t get why you value us so much, but you do. May I live like I am valuable and treat others as they are as well. May your love continually draw me closer to you.