“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?” – Psalms 8:3-4
To look beyond yourself is to see amazing wonders everywhere — colors that fire the imagination, textures that beg for description, smells to tantalize the soul, and the complex creations that leave scientists struggling to explain. All hidden in plain sight. How can we not believe in a Creator? How can we not stand in awe of the mighty God who spoke the earth into being?
Then the Lord of the heavens gave man dominion over all living things of the earth. Wow. And how have we fared at that responsibility?
Consider, would a Fortune 500 Company hire someone to perform a job and not explain what needs to be done and how to do it? Wouldn’t they provide instruction? Training? A network of support to help the new employee succeed? Of course they would. But, what if the new hire refused to accept the instruction or embrace the training? What if he refused to seek help when he couldn’t figure it out himself? Can he expect to succeed?
Christianity is much the same way. God brought us into the world with a purpose for our lives, a job to do. He provided an instruction manual (the Bible) with all the answers and gave us access to a divine 24/7 support line (prayer), one that goes direct to His ear. Perhaps the real question should be … Who am I that I am not mindful of You?