“What Is Man…?”
A devotional thought from Rey De Armas from “Do Not Murder”
Read: Psalm 8:3-5
There is something beautiful about visiting classic car shows. You can see the unique detailing that each car owner cares about in his vehicle. Many people spend thousands of dollars to preserve the uniqueness of their respective cars, hoping to keep them in mint condition over time. No matter how advanced our new cars might become, we all stop and marvel when we see a classic roll down the road in mint condition.
It is amazing what man has been able to do with the car in such a relatively short period of time, but it pales in comparison to God’s final creation: man. Not only do we have wonderful bodies that are capable of performing hundreds of simultaneous tasks that make it function, but we also have a mind that enables us to create as well.
God created us to be unique. No matter how awesome the power of nature is, God has created mankind to live in relationship with Him. We can observe the majesty of the mountains. We can search through the depths of the oceans. We can marvel at the stars as they shine over our heads. Still, our Creator considers us special.
We have been crowned with glory and honor. This is not attributed to the anything that man has done but what God has done. God chooses to remember man. God chooses to look after him. He is a God who cares for His creation and has placed us in a special place in the created order. The evidence of a loving God envelops us in a way that compelled the psalmist to write these words as he marveled at the awesomeness of his Creator.
This is something that we sometimes do not appreciate because we spend so much time being grateful for the rest of creation. We should reflect the heart of the psalmist that sees the glory of God in creation but also understands God’s unique love for humanity.
Pause and Reflect:
• How have you seen the glory of God reflected in creation?
• When have you marveled at the creation that is mankind?
• How should we have a greater appreciation for our relationship with God when we consider His care for us?