When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? (Psalm 8: 3-4)
For many, even in religious circles, human beings at the top of creation. For this reason, God has some sort of obligation to answer our desires and needs. Divine intervention – or its absence – is often understood through the lenses of our religion, faith or spirituality.
The author of the 8th Psalm proclaims God’s majesty. When looking at the moon, the stars, the wildlife and the creation as a whole, he or she is amazed and even wonders how this great God can really care about tiny and insignificant human beings.
This beautiful poem speaks about God’s true nature and God’s relationship with human beings. God is at the source of all the creation and loves every part of it, even its smallest elements. Hence, human beings do not occupy a special place in God’s heart. We are not at the top not the centre of the creation. We are all part of a whole, a web of life, a cosmic ecosystem. We do not own creation. We are an important building block of God’s creation.