Mindful of Man
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
7 You made them a little lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honor
8 and put everything under their feet.”
In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them. 9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
I just visited a planetarium and learned that there could be 150 to 200 billion galaxies in the universe. Considering that our own galaxy, the Milky Way has 300 billion stars, the universe that God created is very huge. There was an image that looked like a bunch of starts, but in fact what a picture of the observable universe and all of the galaxies appearing as little dots. This makes our star very insignificant.
We have our sun, which provides the earth with the heat and energy it needs to sustain growth. Our planet is perfectly positioned for life. Any close to the sun, and it would be too warm, with water evaporating too quickly. Any further away from the sun, and we’ll find the water to start freezing. The earth is the only known planet to have liquid water and this is essential to life. God even provided a protective shield, a magnetic field that protects us from cosmic rays.
Considering how big this universe is, it puts into perspective how small our planet is and how much smaller mankind is. However, the question that arises is “what is mankind that you are mindful of them, the son of man that you care for him?” This earth is a testament to how much God cares and thinks about us. He provided a planet that can sustain life. He provides all of the elements and natural resources that we require and provides with the intellect to extract it from the earth for our consumption. If there is ever any discouragement, then consider how much God cares and is mindful of us. He even did the unthinkable and that was to provide the plan for Jesus to go to death for us so that we can be reconciled to God in heaven.