Prayer & Praise – Psalms 8:3-4

3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? –Psalms 8:3-4

In the past few years, God has blessed me with many opportunities to travel the world. Still nothing takes my breath away quite like the unadulterated beauty of nature. When I behold the majesty of towering snow-capped mountains or the splendor of crystal blue seas or try to take in galaxies of stars filling the night sky, everything in me wants to praise God for his stunning creation. Really, He’s outdone himself time and time again and I can’t help but marvel at the level of intricacy and detail He’s put into His handiwork.

In the presence of such overwhelming beauty and splendor, I can’t help but feel so small. Just as God cares about the tiniest details of His creation, God also cares about you and I–as small and as insignificant as we are in the grand scheme of things–we are significant to God. How amazing is it to know that the God of the universe has put the same level of detail and beauty into each one of us, and that He views us as His crowning creation? What would happen if we saw ourselves and others the same way that God sees us?


Photo by: Angela Naugle

Angela Naugle currently serves as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She graduated from Baylor University and has her Masters in Social Work from Texas Christian University.

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