08 February 2007

Pausing to Breathe

Psalm 8 (NIV)

O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider 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,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


  1. i love that psalm....and what a great photo to go with it. it IS amazing how reading just one psalm or similar passage of scripture can change your whole perspective for the day and make you "pause". thanks!

  2. AMEN!! I agree. Looking at the photo and meditating on that psalm this morning made my worries seem especially small when I thought that a majestic LORD is over it all. Yet so involved is He in His creation that not a hair falls off one of our heads without His knowledge!! What worries? :o) Thanks again for visiting!!

  3. First, thank you for sharing this psalm. I really did feel the pause wash over me when I read it!

    Second, I've been meaning to tell you that since you have a heart for the environment, you would likely enjoy reading my friend Laura's blog called "Green Inventions Central." You can find the link from my page (too long to type here!). :)

  4. I am grateful that you too found a moment of peace in the psalm. :o) Thanks for letting me know about the "Green Inventions Central" blog. Can't wait to check it out!!

  5. Hi, there. So good to meet you over on Green Inventions.

    I was thinking about this Psalm this morning, because I was thinking about the preciousness of children. Isn't it amazing that God ordained praise from their vulnerable little selves to vanquish the Enemy? The power is not in personal strength and might... just in the praise, from an innocent mouth.

  6. I am continually amazed at how our LORD works!! His wisdom confounds our own; using not philosophers, politicians, or military leaders to defeat the enemy, but little children. What a fantastic insight to this Psalm.