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Chaplain: What is man?

By Jerroll Martens, Newton Presbyterian Manor chaplain

The Psalmist asked this question in Psalm 8 as he observed the vast universe. Science now can see into space and view objects that are billions of light years away, and they believe there is much more they cannot see. God created our great universe, but this passage and others make it clear that God’s greatest concern is for man. The universe can help us understand that His care and love is for us.

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His loving kindness toward those who fear Him.” (Ps 103:11) As the heavens cannot be measured, so it is impossible for Him to turn away His own people. The universe also reminds us that as the heavens are high above the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways, His thoughts higher than our thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8,9) Of all of God’s creation, mankind is His greatest concern. To meet our greatest need He gave his Son for our redemption. What a great and wonderful God!

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