Monday, January 28, 2013

Majestic Works!

Psalm 8:1 to 5

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordaineda strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightiest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visited him? 5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.

Vincent van Gogh painted one of my very favorite paintings called "Starry Night", but it can not hold a candle to the real thing. I can picture King David laying on his back looking up at the night sky or recalling his days as a Sheppard in the
Bethlehem hills and observing the night sky. In awe and wonder he sees its vastness on display and exclaims "How majestic is your name". And what a name he exclaimed. Look closely at verse 1. He wrote LORD, which in Hebrew is Yahovah, unpronounceable except for its vowel additions. It is the very name of God! It means The Eternally Existent One, The Great "I am"; The one who always was and always will be. Next he says, "Our Lord", In Hebrew "Adonai" meaning Master, King of Kings. David is saying The Eternally Existent, GOD, our King of Kings and ruler, how excellent is your name! This amazing, awe inspiring God is our ABBA! What a privilege. What Love and honor is showered on us that we can shout with David "How excellent is your name!" How privileged are we that we can be called "Children of The Most High!” David assays the heavens, the work of Gods hands. We know from John 1:3 that those were the hands of Jesus. Eternally existent, Jesus’ handiwork is on display. Yet a greater, grander display is on display in the Cross. It took his HANDS to create the heavens, but he bared his ARMS, nailed to The cross to Redeem his creation from the fall. It is a Glorious display in the Heavens, his creation but Greater still is his act of Redemption. Let us Pray:

Heavenly Father, Adonai, hallowed by your name. Thank you for all of your creations. How wonderful it is to look at the sky on a clear night and see the vastness of all you are able to do for us. Yet with all our shortcomings you did not stop there. You showed your love for us even further by forgiving us our sins that day on Calvary. Jesus shed his blood for our redemption. We are your children and delight in calling you Abba and await the day we will join you in glory. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.



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