The majesty of creation is all around us—in what we can see and what we cannot see. From the thundering power of a waterfall or the terrifying brilliance of a lightning strike to the intricate design of the smallest of flowers or the gentleness of a butterfly’s flight through the air, God has given us ample reason to stand in awe of His creation and more importantly of Him.
This is what David felt as he penned this psalm. Gazing at the moon and stars in the heavens and considering how God created and ordered it all, the scope of creation stunned him. In the midst of an enormously large and majestic creation, David felt rather small, leading him to wonder how is it that God appointed such seemingly insignificant people to rule over it all. What a gift to be crowned with glory and honor by God in this way!
As we consider our role in bearing God’s image as rulers over creation, may we echo David’s conclusion to this psalm: “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
What aspects of creation amaze you? What aspects humble you?