. . . When I behold Your heavens
The work of Your fingers
The moon and stars that You have set in place
What is man that You have been mindful of him
That You have made him little less than divine
And adorned him with glory and majesty . . . .
-Psalms 8:4-6 (JSB)
When the psalmist, David, penned these words, there was no electricity and therefore no 24/7 lights to obscure the night sky from his view. Today, it really is only those who have spent the night in the desert or on mountain tops far from city lights who succumb to the demand of silence in the presence of the awe inspiring and the terrifying majesty of the night sky. Not even the pictures of deep space from Hubble and space voyagers can inspire the sheer weight of majesty that one must bear standing in the presence of the glory of our night sky. Yet the psalmist tells us that God has adorned us with ‘glory and majesty’. If you want to see a reflection of what that ‘glory and majesty’ might look like from a distance – look up.
The Lord is coming!