What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:Psalms 84-6 KJVA
These verses boggle the imagination because it is difficult to think that big. The thought of having dominion over Godâ€™s handiwork stretches oneâ€™s mind out of its comfort zone. We seem to be a lot more secure in a confined space surrounded with those we know and love. The Bible says in 1Cor 2:9, â€śEye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.â€ť
As a teenager growing up in East Texas in the late 40â€™s and early 50â€™s, I worked on a dairy farm.
Like most teenagers, I had a very active imagination. I would often lie in my bed at night after a hard days work and look up at the stars and imagine being there. When the moon was as bright as day I would look up at it and also imagine being there. At other times I would just listen to the sounds of the night; the sounds of crickets, frogs and an occasional lowing of the cows.
The question is, â€śwhat is man that thou art mindful of him?â€ť Enjoying the sounds and feelings of the country is no doubt the height of a country boyâ€™s life. However, what is that compared to what God has in store for him? Having dominion over some dairy cows is one thing, but to have dominion over all of Godâ€™s handiwork is something else. â€śWhat is man that thou art mindful of him; thou has put all things under his feet.â€ť
I thank you for the gift of dreaming and the ability to imagine how things must look that you have prepared for those who love you. Even with my vivid imagination I know it goes way beyond my ability to imagine. However, until the day you call me home I promise to be faithful in living on this earth with the same joy and praising you as if I was already in heaven.
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