Always on His Mind

Amy and I are at Byron Bible Camp for work week. We came down yesterday and will be here until Friday. I enjoy work camp. I get to see what a wimp I am, help get things ready for the kids who hopefully come this summer, and work on my tan. (Burn, Amy would say.)


Yesterday was dock day. We put docks in for the boats and also for the swim area. As we worked I was able to see a lot of God's creation. Pelicans flew overhead, spiders crawled everywhere (Yikes!), leeches clung to feet, cows kept mooing, baby goats begged for attention, and last night a chipmunk moved her furless baby to a new location since Amy and I were pulling weeds in the vicinity of her home.


As I read Psalm 8 last night, the words of David rang true which say, "You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet: all the sheep and oxen, as well as the animals in the wild, the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea that pass through the currents of the seas." (Psalm 8:6-8) God has given us this wonderful world to rule over, to maintain, and to enjoy. Maintenance of the earth is the original work He called man to do way back in Genesis.


When I am here at camp I get to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste this place that God created for us. I am as amazed as David was when he wrote, "When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You put in place, what is man that You remember him, the son of man the You look after him?" (Psalm 8:3-4) God created all of this beauty, His creative mind on display, and yet of all that He created He cares for you and me the most!


That is why David began and ended this Psalm with:


"Oh Lord, our Lord,

how majestic is Your name in all the earth!"


Praise and thank Him today for this beautiful earth He made for us, but even more praise and thank Him that we are His most precious creation.


Doug



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