The Northfield

  2535 Shore Road

  Northfield, NJ 08225

  (609)646-1181

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12/05/2014

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God And Man


"O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens" (Psa.8:1).

Have you been to any of our National Parks? Have you seen the Grand Canyon, the hoodoos of Bryce, or Niagara Falls? Moments of awe may strike us when we stand in the presence of magnificent views of nature, or may even creep upon us in the most ordinary of settings. David, the Psalmist, has the night sky blow him away to the extent that his awe turns into praise. The moon and the stars got him torqued up and in other cases it may have been the sun, lightning and rain. The wonders of the created world can settle upon us from beautiful mountains or the loveliness of a calm bay, to a breeze against our cheek in our own back yard. With this as our backdrop, how do we react when we contemplate the holiness of our God? Do we cringe in fear or stammer in ignorance, or do we bask in the glow of His lovingkindness? Maybe we are simply drawn to praise Him... When we look at the eighth Psalm, we find the ugliness of the world pushed aside for a moment, and consider the greatness of God, our Creator.. The tears, sicknesses, hardships and accidents of the world have not disappeared, but they cannot blot out the beauty and symmetry of creation. I am stunned when I read this: "What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor" (Vs4-5). To all of this the Christian can add, when sin and death seemed to be gaining the upper hand, God gave us a Savior and Lord. Find something out there that awes you today and then remember "that it is He that has made us and not we ourselves..." (Psa.100:3).

Have a wonderful day... Let His light shine through you.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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