PWTE Daily Devotion

Our Proper Place

June 6, 2015

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untitled (58 of 64)Yesterday I wrote about a men’s retreat at Holy Cross and how it was my goal to do some night photography as I had listened to a photography podcast on shooting the night sky and was ready to go.

However, there were a few problems.

The full moon was my first problem. The moon was so bright that you couldn’t see many stars. The next problem I had was the focal length of my lens. I didn’t have a long enough lens to fill my frame with the moon.

And it was cold.

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.” Psalm 8:3-5 New International Version

It can be overwhelming to stare at the night sky and consider the vastness of the universe. The psalmist didn’t need the Hubble Telescope, nor knowledge of the millions of galaxies to ask the question of our importance to God.

In spite of the vastness of the universe, God has created human creatures as the crown of his making. In essence he is saying that you and I are of more value to him than the unnumbered galaxies. Think about that for a while.

Besides, Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross confirms your value. He died for you.

Copyright Douglas P. Brauner

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