Small but not insignificant
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
A Pretty BIG Question
Ever look into the sky and feel like you’re insignificant? Or maybe look up at the bigness of the world we live in and think, does anyone even know I exist? The Bible gives us an account of someone having similar thoughts. It tells of a man looking at the sky (the very same sky we look up at) and wondering how, compared to such a majestic creation, he could have any significance.
A Beautiful Reality
A beautiful reality we find in the scriptures is that the same God who created such an amazing universe knows us and is very present in our lives.
Here are some Scriptures to give us some context:
30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart...”
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Yes, He is an all powerful all knowing God, but He is also a God who pours himself into the smallest details because He cares. I think about it this way. I love my kids, but I’m not about to count the hairs on their head. If the number of hairs on everyone’s head would have been up to me, I probably would have picked a good round number like 100,000 and been done with it! God cares about the details because He cares about us.
So today instead of looking to the skies and thinking about how small and insignificant we are, we can look and think about how the same God who placed the earth on a precise tilt (23.5 degrees) so there could be life on earth took time to make us unique all the way to the number of hairs on our heads.