LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against 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 mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:1-5)
I sometimes think we are impoverished by artificial light, which increasingly prevents us from seeing the stars with our own eyes. In ancient times, when only clouds or constantly fed flames could obscure the night sky, God’s people often looked up at the glory of the universe and marveled at His goodness, not only in creating such majesty, but in caring so magnificently for the smallest child. Our true glory is not found in human star power, but in the honor God bestows on us through His attention, compassion, and provision.
“Heavenly Father, thank You for dark nights that reminds us of both Your majesty and Your mercy, in Jesus, amen.”
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU -- BAD JOKES FOR STARS WARS FANS:
Q: Why did episodes 4-6 come out before episodes 1-3?
A: In charge of planning, Yoda was.
Q: Why couldn’t Luke Skywalker find his parents?
A: He was looking in Alderaan places.
Q: Why did Princess Leia put her hair up in buns?
A: So it wouldn’t Hang Solo.
Q: Why didn’t the Wookie’s son like his cooking?
A: It was a little Chewy.
Q: Which Star Wars character was most vulgar?
A: R2D2—every word he said was beeped out.
Q: How is duct tape like the Force?
A: It has a dark side, a light side, and holds the universe together.
Q: Why wasn’t Darth Vader satisfied with the dark side?
A: It cost him an arm and a leg.
Q: Who is the most evil Star Wars villain?
A: Kylo Ren, Han’s down.
Q: Why did Count Dooku buy a crow?
A: So ten thousand systems would rally to his caws.
Q: What sequels are likely to follow ‘The Force Awakens’?
A: ‘The Force Hits the Snooze Button,’ and ‘The Force Is Late for Work.’
Q: If today is ‘May the Fourth’ what is tomorrow?
A: Revenge of the Fifth.
The Lord show you His power this week!
As Pastor at Pilgrim, Kirk is fueled by a passion for God's Word and a lot of good coffee.