He Sets His Mind On Us

When I look at 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, and the son of man that you care for him? – Psalm 8:3-4
Have you ever looked up on a starry night and simply been in awe of how massive God’s creation is and how incredibly small we are in comparison? We humans have a habit of thinking we are the center of the universe, but when we look up, we realize how tiny we really are in the grand scheme of things. This is what was going through David’s mind as he penned Psalm 8. He recognized just how small he was in light of God’s grand creation. But what really got to David was the fact that, in spite of how small we humans are, God is mindful of us and he cares for us.
How amazing is that?! God created everything in existence: billions of galaxies, trillions of stars, and untold numbers of planets and moons. And, yet he looks past it all and sets his mind on you and me. He cares for us, tiny people on a tiny planet. But it’s more than that. He cares for us so much that he wants to spend all eternity with us,and enough to die to make that happen!
When I think about that, I’m left asking the same question David asked, “What is man that you are mindful of him?”