“What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You have made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Psalm 8: 4-8 (NIV)
Today I visited my Mother, and we chatted and laughed until the lateness of the hour demanded closure. Our usual practice is to pray, and read a devotional along with the Word of God. I needed to hear my Mother pray. I love to listen to the heartfelt prayers in which she expresses so much faith and gratitude. Immediately, I requested her to pray for us. In this particular prayer she stated ” what is man, that thou art mindful of him…you have made him a little lower than the angels.” I was touched in a way that words are unable to describe. I was humbled by the declaration of those powerful words. Although, I am no longer able to physically kneel, my heart bowed in reverance to our Almighty Creator.
As I drove home, I asked myself, “Who am I, that God loves me so much that he sacrificed His only begotten Son?” I am unable to live one day without falling into the temptation of sin. I reminded myself to stop, pray, and think about the big picture. The psalmist describes the unfaltering love from a perfect God for imperfect beings. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars…what is mankind?”
When I consider my lowly status in comparison to an awesome God; my heart cries out in humble adoration: “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”
Prayer: Thank you God, for continuing to love an imperfect me. Amen.
© 2017 Sonya Johnson Ruiz