Sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective, isn’t it? It’s easy to see only ourselves, our problems, our issues, our lives. We get swept up in the swirl of our lives. We can lose that perspective. Listen to what it says today in Psalm 8: 3-5:
3 When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that you have established;
4 what are human beings that you are mindful of them,
mortals that you care for them?
5 Yet you have made them a little lower than God,
and crowned them with glory and honor.
I love this picture here to the left, this one showing the universe. You can’t see the earth, much less me or you. It shows how small, in the grand scheme of things, you and I are. We are barely noticeable.
And I think this perspective, and this scripture, do two things for us.
First, it really does give us that sense of perspective. The thing that you are really, really, really worried about today, is it really a big deal? Yes, today, it is a big deal. And yes, there are family/health/work events that are really big deals. But, what about in a month? In a year? In five years? Will we still be worried about that thing? Maybe, but most likely we will not. Perspective matters.
In this grand, huge, amazing universe, how is it that God is mindful of me and you? That He notices me and you? That He cares about me and you?
And here’s the second thing. He is mindful us. He does notice. He does care. He doesn’t forget. He doesn’t forsake. He is there. We matter to Him.
We matter to Him.
You matter to Him.
You do. Your worries, your fears, your doubts, your life. It matters to Him. He is mindful of us. And that is amazing.
Today, remember to keep things in perspective. Remember that today is a new day. It will get better. And remember this – in all the universe, you matter to God. He is mindful of you today.
Today, you matter. Never forget that.