How Majestic

Josh WannerDevotions

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Psalm 8:1a, 3-4, 9

When you hear the word “majestic,” what comes to mind (other than the common refrain from Psalm 8 above)?  Would you know how to define it for someone who asked?  Maybe you envision the he majestic northern night sky, or the majestic landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, or some other portion of the earth you have visited.

In psalm 8, majestic King David points out how it was only the fingertips (the smallest littlest part) of God that created all of the majesty of this world – all of its splendor, beauty, wonder, and awe.  Further, David points out that the majesties of majesties, the crown of God’s creation is man himself – that is you and me and all other human creatures!

At times, we may not feel all that majestic. We can’t remember something that so easily came to mind in a previous stage of life. We are confronted with our own failing.  We are told of someone’s pain. We realize we are not in control of our future.  How can we be majestic?

Humans in the flesh are doomed to sin and fail, and yet God, in all his infinite wisdom (and majesty!), thought it best to take the form of human flesh in and through Christ Jesus. More, he used that mortal man to save all mortal flesh – you and me included!  God defies every expectation!  This is true majesty, beauty, and honor. 

God used human flesh (albeit also the Son of God) to save the world.  What might God use your mortal self (albeit filled with the Holy Spirit) to do today?  To Him alone be all Glory and Majesty forever and ever!

Majestic Father, we praise you for the way you do so much, utilizing so very little.  I know I am not much.  I am indeed nothing at all.  Fill me and use me mightily for your majestic purposes.  Amen.

Written by: Pastor Koenig