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  • Writer's pictureAllison Wilcox


O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are humans that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! ~ Psalm 8

God the parent. First person of the Trinity.

Ruler. Judge. Creator.

This is one of most beautiful Psalms. Can't you see the images of God's creativity? Can't you hear creation singing?

And the amazement of the created that God should care so deeply?

God as Ruler and Creator is the part of the trinity that seems perhaps the most awe-inspiring. And the most distant.

It is through the Creator's activity that we begin to understand. That we begin to draw near. Just like music draws us in.

As a bonus video this week and for the prayer, "How Majestic is your Name" by Michael W. Smith uses Psalm 8 as a jumping off point to shout with joy to our Creator God! Here it is sung by a youth choir.

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