Psalm 8

How Majestic Is Your Name

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.

8 O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Yesterday morning during the Divine Service our 5 month old daughter sang along in her baby way during the Te Deum. It always brings a smile to my face when my children actually participate in service, even when it is a loud, slightly late, but hearty “amen!” Little children and babies, though insignificant in contributions to the world, are precious to the Lord Jesus. Though human beings are small compared to the vast expanse of outer space and the amazing wonders of extraterrestrial creation (e.g. planets, supernovas, galaxies, etc.), Jesus took on our flesh and became one of us. He used that flesh to redeem us. And even little babies can sing Him praises.

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