O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1
In the first verse of this psalm, we see the LORD as lord. David is recognizing God as master and owner of all. David is again talking to his Father, this time recognizing that the majesty of God as Creator demands recognition of him as a majestic Master and King. He is One who is worthy and whose name is worthy to be praised. To say that the name of God is “majestic in all the earth” is to say that the very essence of all that God is and all that he represents is to be seen as majestic. This is significant in a day and age of little respect and honor. For David, uttering the name of God was to be considered with respect. Thinking about the work of God’s fingers made David all the more ready to proclaim the majesty of his Lord and Father. This reminds me of the transcendence of God. But then, David turns to the immanence of God when he declares that praise comes from the lips of children. Almighty God can be known by the smallest of children because He is near.
Who am I that God should be mindful of me and care for me? How can I stop praising the majestic, Almighty God, who is intimately involved with all of His creation—including me?
Father, how majestic is your name in all the earth—but please, Lord, have your name be majestic in my life and my heart. May you reign over and through me. May your name be majestic in my heart. At the same time, allow me to understand your presence in my life and in my circumstances. Amen.