Big universe, little man

"When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,  what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?" - Psalms 8:3-4

I went to a large state school for my undergrad degree and studied English. This was a mistake on my part because it was basically just painful postmodernism shoved down my throat for the duration of my studying. But I did earn a pretty good grasp of postmodernism, something we are all feeling the effects of but few understand.

One of the interesting things is that people in our postmodern world look at the bigger world around us and they say, "Man is so small and insignificant, we must not matter, we must be a mistake. None of this is important."

What is cool about this is we recorded a similar response from thousands of years ago.

David in Psalms 8:3&4 looks at the gigantic universe and he says "Man is so small and insignificant, why do we matter? How can you, an infinite God care about man when he seems so small?"

The postmodernist thinks we are small and therefore we do not matter, but we should think the opposite way. We must have some kind of value that even we cannot understand for God -- the creator of the universe cares about us.

He has crowned us with glory and honor. We are the crown of creation. God has put all things under our feet. And because God has given man value, life has value. Read through the whole of Psalms 8, it's just fascinating that the reason the world uses to cite our lack of importance, is the same reason we use to argue for our intrinsic value.