By Pastor Brad, Walk The Same
Read: Psalm 8:3-4
“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?
When you think about God, what comes to mind? What’s the first idea, characteristic, or association that you think of? What’s the first thing that pops into your head?
For most people, God is just a concept. For the Christian, however, God is a real person. And the best thing about this person is that He is “mindful of us”—that is, He knows each one of us. While God is the infinite and all-powerful creator and ruler of all the planets, galaxies, and solar systems, the Bible tells us that He’s also our loving Father.
Indeed, the most amazing thing about God is that while He sustains the whole universe in the palm of His hand, He’s also aware of everything that happens to you on it as well. He’s concerned for you and all the troubles and trials that you go through in life. All the things that upset you bring grief to Him too. He shares in your sufferings and understands because He himself has walked the path of suffering.
The psalmist encapsulates this wonder perfectly:
“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? (Psalm 8:3-4)
When you think about it, God should have nothing to do with us. We, His prized creations (Psalm 8:5-8), have rejected Him and rebelled against Him. God would have been just and righteous in casting us aside, giving us our due punishment, and starting over. Yet He did not.
Instead, God’s love caused Him not only to sustain His creation, but also to become a part of it. He became man and bore our sins on the cross so that we could be in a personal relationship with Him.
Pride and conceit fall away instantly when we meditate on our mindful Maker—on the Creator God whose infiniteness transcends all human comprehension, and whose tender mercy and patience extends to us as well.
Whenever you’re discouraged or depressed, or tempted to give in to despair, always remember that you have a God who’s mindful of you and is deeply concerned for you. There’s no telling how far He will go to show you His grace and assure you of His love. Always be mindful of your mindful Maker.