“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

Yosemite National Park is said to 2 have some of the most magnificent granite formations in the world. On my first visit there, I took my family on a guided tour of the valley. Our guide gave us a wealth of information on the valley’s history and geological structure. As we went along, we made conversation with others on the tour. One couple commented on how arrogant mankind is to assume such self-importance in contrast to a world that is so vast and complex. 

The psalmist looks at all of creation and considers his own position of honor in light of it. Psalm 8 rehearses God’s acts of creation, humanity’s fall, our redemption, and the glory of God through that redemption. 

While our sin has corrupted our nature, we see that through Christ, it is restored. Hebrews 2:6-8 highlights that Jesus is the perfect representation of the humanity described in this psalm. We’re remade in His image, and along with us all of creation is redeemed to the glory of God. Yosemite is breathtaking, but even more so is our God who made it. 




Scripture Focus

Psalm 8

Insight

Out of all created things, God has chosen us for relationship with Him. Creation reminds us of our position of honor as children of God.

Bible In A Year

  • 1 Chronicles 16-17
  • Psalm 1
  • Revelation 20-22