“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him” (Psalms 8:3-4a)?
Gazing into the evening sky and considering the vastness of heaven, David could not but ponder why God would give so much time and attention to humankind. He was awestruck by the expanse of heaven, though he could see only five or six thousand stars with his eye and, thus, dumbstruck by the significance God gave to man. With today’s telescopes, we know that our galaxy, the Milky Way, is 100-120 light years in diameter and contains 200-400 billion stars. If we do the math, our amazement at what God has done and is doing should be exponential in comparison to David’s.