Majestic (Bible 365 Reading Reflection)


Psalm 8:1-9, NIV 1984

 1 LORD, our Lord, 

how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

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

If this psalm reminds you of this song …

… then you got your hunch correct! The song “Majestic” was inspired by Psalm 8 which talks about the majesty of the Lord. Psalm 8 is an exposition of God’s mighty hand in creation. It is no wonder why King David was able to write a psalm as beautiful and as descriptive as this because the ancient times have not modern gadgets for us to get distracted with. Their past time is appreciating the beauty of their surroundings especially the lush countryside and the unhindered view of the stars in the sky. Pagan peoples have long resorted to worship these natural wonders because of the beauty and mystery they possess but for us who know Who created these things, we remember Him that is the Creator of all things.

Oftentimes in our life, we forget that our God formed out the universe itself when we face challenges that seem to drain us of our thoughts. How can we lose faith from such a God Who created the gigantic stars in the heavens. Isn’t He greater than His creation? Our planet just occupies a little niche in the universe and we live our lives in an even smaller niche. If we just realize the greatness and awesomeness of our God, we would never doubt Him. We should rather be in awe as to why He even cared for us creatures that are so insignificant in the universe we live in. Stars explode, galaxies die out but don’t we even appreciate that God preserves us.

We may have a lot of questions to God with a lot of things in our life but if we only look around and look to the sky, we would we be given a slapping answer ourself. This earth we live in and the universe above us are but giant reminders that the God who cares for us is a God that is indeed big, strong and mighty.

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About Mark Mayo - Magallanes

MARK MAYO - MAGALLANES – blogger by passion, cook by hobby, student by life, theater actor by fate, writer by work, and Christian by grace. Part Filipino, Chinese and Spanish by blood, he is proudly 100% Negrénse. His love for his home Island of Negros, heritage and lifestyle has led him to write much about it and full-time, all-time. View all posts by Mark Mayo - Magallanes

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