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Hebrews 2:6-9

(6)  But one testified in a certain place, saying: "WHAT IS MAN THAT YOU ARE MINDFUL OF HIM, OR THE SON OF MAN THAT YOU TAKE CARE OF HIM?


(8)  YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.

(9)  But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.


What is Man?

Most of us think we are pretty important and pretty smart.  We are the center of our own universes.  It is hard to be realistic and realize that we are just specks in the universe that God has created.  It is difficult to realize that we live in a atom of time compared to eternity.  From the standpoint of God’s creation, we don’t amount to a whole lot.  Job finally figured that out when God started speaking to him at the end of his trial.  God began to ask him scientific questions about an infinite universe.  He realized that you don’t have to understand God.  Instead, reason requires a person to just accept God.


There are those who seem to think that because we have unraveled some things about the creation of God, that we are smarter than God. Some go so far as to believe that no God was necessary at all for creation.   But that is like saying, that if I take my car apart and put it back together, that Kia Motors didn’t design and build it.  It is one thing to understand something about things that others have created, but it is another thing to create those things yourself without being given the original pattern.


Considering the pride of man, one has to wonder why God puts up with us.  We kill one another.  We hate people who are different from us.  We think we are smart when we really don’t have a clue.  So why is God “mindful” of us.   That is, why does He think about us.  Why does He take care of us?


I think it is because creating mankind was God’s crowning act of His creation.  When He got done with creation, it was good.  When He finished up by making a woman, He said “it was VERY good.”  God is an artist and when an artist is done, He usually takes pride in His creation.  Each brush stroke in a painting, each chisel mark in a sculpture, each note in a symphony is precious to the creator.  We may be insignificant from the standpoint of the universe, but we are not insignificant from the standpoint of God.  He made us and He loves us.


Thou God Seest Me

In Genesis 16, Sarai, Abraham’s wife, dealt harshly with Hagar who was her slave girl.  Hagar had been given to Abraham to produce a child.  When that child was conceived, Sarai, must have had second thoughts about the situation.  She began to abuse Hagar, and Hagar ran off into the wilderness.  But God found her there and sent her back to her mistress.  He had not forsaken her.  She was not just another dot in the universe.  Even though she was nothing as far as Sarai and society was concerned, God saw her.  She was part of His creation. She was not just a slave girl to be used and forgotten.


God Still See Us

I believe that we are all VIP’s.  We may not be very important to one another but we are all Very Important To God.  That is why He sent His Son to be punished for our sins.  We may not think God cares, but He does.  We may not understand His plan of salvation, but He devised it because He saw it as the only way to be just and merciful at the same time.


I don’t know why God loves us, but He does.  I don’t know why sinful, prideful mankind usually rejects the creator God of the Bible, but they do.  But thank God, we are not insignificant as far as God is concerned.  He created us, He loves us.  Now He has come to seek us and save us. 


We may be nothing but a speck within a speck from the standpoint of the universe.  But this speck is a VIP and so are you.  Thank God.


Bruce Collins


Meditation for the weeks of July 3 and July10, 2016

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