God of Wonders...You Are Holy!

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"O Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth! You reveal your majesty in the heavens above! From the mouths of children and nursing babies you have ordained praise on account of your adversaries, so that you might put an end to the vindictive enemy. When I look up at the heavens, which your fingers made, and see the moon and the stars, which you set in place, Of what importance is the human race, that you should notice them? Of what importance is mankind, that you should pay attention to them, and make them a little less than the heavenly beings? You grant mankind honor and majesty; you appoint them to rule over your creation; you have placed everything under their authority, including all the sheep and cattle, as well as the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea and everything that moves through the currents of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is your reputation throughout the earth." - Psalm 8

Over the last week, my husband and I have driven on snow and ice covered roads, trudged through deep snow to get into work and shoveled the walk and drive, in order to be able to get in and out of the church and house. It is hard work and for many a nuisance, but through it all, we remarked about the beauty of the snow-laden landscape and the majesty of our good God.

Psalm 8 explores the theme of God’s majestic splendor and our puny insignificance by way of comparison. And yet at the same time, God has created us in His image and graciously crowned us with glory and majesty. He has assigned us the role of ruling over His creation.

All of these thoughts should lead us, as the Psalm both begins and ends (Ps. 8:1, 9), to declare, "O Lord, our Lord, how magnificent is Your reputation in all the earth."

I couldn't help but think of the praise song "God of Wonders." The words are:

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GOD OF WONDERS by Byrd and Hindalong, 2000

Lord of heaven and earth.
[Lord of all creation.]
Lord of heaven and earth.

Lord of all creation,
Of water, earth and sky.
The heavens are Your tabernacle.
Glory to the Lord on high!

God of wonders beyond our galaxy,
You are holy, holy.
The universe declares your majesty,
You are holy, holy.

Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth

Early in the morning,
I will celebrate the light.
When I stumble in the darkness,
I will call your name by night

God of wonders beyond our galaxy,
You are holy, holy.
The universe declares your majesty,
You are holy, holy.

Lord of heaven and earth
Lord of heaven and earth

Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and Earth
Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and Earth
Hallelujah to the Lord of Heaven and Earth

Holy, holy, Holy, holy

God of wonders beyond our galaxy,
You are holy, holy.
Precious Lord, reveal your heart to me,
Father, holy, holy.
The universe declares your majesty,
You are holy, holy, holy, holy

Hallelujah, to the lord of heaven and earth
Hallelujah, to the Lord of Heaven and Earth

Prayer: 
God of Wonders, You are holy. I stand in awe of Your majesty and grandeur. Help me to never forget that every moment of every day is in Your hands. You have my life covered in Your grace and love. Thank You. Amen.
Date: 
Jan 20 2018