The depths within

James R. Neal

the-creator-on-his-throne“The Creator on His Throne”

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? Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. Psalm 8:3-5 NRSV

I think most of us, at some point, have experienced the first part of the psalmist’s passage. Who hasn’t looked up into the unfathomable depth of the night sky, at the countless throng of stars reaching out to us from thousands of years ago – and that only the thinnest layer on the surface of God’s creation – and wondered at how small we are in the enormity of it all?

That is a very normal, and very human, reaction – to realize we are but infinitesimal specks in creation, occupying…

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