PWTE Daily Devotion

Feeling small?

March 24, 2017

What is man?

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“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?”
Psalm 8:3-4

My wife, Margaret, snapped this  shot of me looking very small with my grown son, Tim.  Although Tim is only five inches taller than me, in the picture he looks like a giant!

That is how I feel when I look at the world around me.  I feel small, insignificant, weak and powerless…as the sons of Israel felt when they spied out of the Promised Land, they felt themselves to be “grasshoppers” as compared to the giants in the land.

Do you feel that way today?  Insignificant, with no power or stature?  Do others tower over you and you feel lost? Forgotten?  Are you as nothing in your eyes?

If you have that “Zaccheus* syndrome” with other people, how do you feel toward the Almighty God?  He who makes the heavens, the earth, and all that is in them?  He who holds your life in His hands? What is man that He is mindful of you?

Yet the God of the universe cares for you!  He knew you before you were born, He formed you in the womb, and He loved you so much that He sent His only Son to die for you…small, sinful, and weak though you are.

There are giants out there in the world.  You, and I, are small and weak compared to the forces around us, but the God of all creation cares for you. He is with you, now and forever.

“Oh, who am I that for my sake
My Lord should take frail flesh and die?”

*Zaccheus was the wee little man in Luke 19:1-10.

Text and Picture Copyright Steve Nickodemus

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