“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” vss. 3-4
What would the psalmist have said if he had had accessibility to the Hubble telescope, and been able to see far into the depths of the universe? Given his ecstasy over what he was able to see with the naked eye on a dark night, we can imagine that he would have been virtually speechless. He would have had no words to describe the splendor of it all and his sense of insignificance would have been multiplied. What indeed are human beings in comparison to the immensity of what we can observe? We live on a tiny blue planet in an obscure section of the Milky Way galaxy…there are literally millions of other earth-like objects out there orbiting through space. How can we say that we have any significance at all? The psalmist claimed that God made humans the crown of creation. There are some who find such a faith statement to be ridiculous. They ask how we can even imagine such a God. Believers would agree. It’s true that we can’t even imagine the wonders of the universe, and the Creator is even more mysterious than that. But even though we can’t explain God’s providence or answer impossible questions, we do continue to believe. Our wonder enhances our faith. Our God is indeed an awesome God!
Thought for the Day: What kind of life will we find on other planets?