Daily Bible Reading Reflections

Majestic and Mindful

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psa 8:1)

Our world is full of majestic things and places. When we describe something as “majestic,” we have the lofty, the extraordinary in mind. Majestic places inspire awe and wonder in our hearts. When we stand at the base of a 14,000’ mountain or stretch to see the bottom of a 6,000’ canyon, words like “grandeur” and “majesty” naturally come to mind. We don’t stand in such places and marvel at ourselves. We’re made to feel small in the shadow of the majestic, and rightly so.

But more majestic than any waterfall, rainforest, seashore, or sunrise is the name of the Creator behind it all. Just listen to the way David describes him in Psalm 8:

You have set your glory above the heavens…

…your heavens, the work of your fingers…

…the moon and the stars, which you have set in place…

When he looked at the majestic handiwork of the Creator whose name is infinitely majestic in all the earth, one question dominated David’s thoughts:

What is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

He is majestic, yes, beyond our wildest imaginations. But the great Creator is also “mindful.” Of me. Of you. Over and over again, he is described as a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Majestic and mindful. Let’s praise him today for his creative majesty and thank him for being graciously mindful. Of us. Happy Lord’s day.