The reading for today is Psalm 8:1, 3-4
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
One of the main benefits of my job is the opportunity to see so much of this extraordinary world! I hope you have all had an opportunity to see the night sky out in the country (If you haven’t, please go for a drive on a clear night), but absolutely nothing compares to the view from 41,000’ in the air at night. I love flying with a new colleague and watching them experience this view for the first time. It is so humbling to fly through the sky and see millions of stars go on as far as you could possibly see and realize you are just a small part of a grand universe.
It is so easy to become consumed by our daily lives and lose some perspective on the big picture. What are humans in the grand scheme of things? What is our purpose? We are the instrument by which God does his work in the world. Glory to God for creating this beautiful world and creating us in his image, but to whom much is given, much is required. While we have all been so blessed, it is our responsibility to care for God’s masterpiece.
I always try to take a moment when flying on a clear night to just be silent and feel God’s presence amid the vastness. This is a great chance to silence my own selfish thoughts and concerns and hear God’s will for my own life. We all experience this beautiful world differently. Whether it is the stars in the heavens, the waves crashing on a beach, or the majesty of the mountains, be sure to give God all the glory and take a moment to think about how you can best glorify Him with your own life.
Lord, thank you the many blessings you have bestowed upon me. Thank you for this beautiful day. No matter what I may be facing today, help me to stay focused on glorifying you with all that I do. Amen
Karen DeMauro Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Concern: For those who may feel overwhelmed by the burdens of their own life, that they may feel God’s presence.