Standing in the presence of Majesty

Day 2 of Lent, Psalm 8:

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Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed your splendor above the heavens! Psalm 8  

What do you do when you see a brilliant sunset? You stop.  God’s enormous canvas is exposed, with each minute transforming the sky– as if the blazing colors of heaven are eager to explode and paint the sky!

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From the mouths of infants and nursing babes you have displayed strength. Psalm 8:2

We see majesty, not just in the spectacular, but in the normal everyday things– even as we hear the sigh or cry of a little baby.  His workmanship– each baby, each person,  is unique and a valued workmanship of the Creator’s design.

IMG_0014When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained… Psalm 8:3

When you have stood under a clear, starry night, how do you feel? It is not difficult to stand in awe and wonder, gazing at the stars.  When in the mountains, I feel speechless as I encounter billions of stars and meteors that were not visible from home on my back porch.  It feels as if theses glistening diamonds were hiding behind a veil, and now decided to appear and show off majesty.

IMG_1827What is man that You take thought of him. Psalm 8:4

When I have my eyes open to the displays of His majesty– I plainly see how BIG He is.  I also see how small I am. Yet, He takes thought of me.

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You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field. Psalm 8:6.7

Can you almost get a a taste of His majesty through the many wonders? Can you hear it sing, rejoice and proclaim that He is Supreme?  He is beautiful and full of wonder.

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O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:9

Now, I can almost smell the sweet aroma of His majesty– it is so near.

God is Majestic. To dwell on Him changes me.

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