LIGHTHOUSE DAILY DEVOTION
(Sent daily except Sunday)
(Some of the Devotions are original, some are adapted)
July 20, 2019
YOU ARE NOT A NOBODY
Psalm 8:3-4 – “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”
A young fellow returning from his pre-induction physical examination for military service was distressed because the potential draftees had been ordered about so callously that each man seemed to be nothing more than an expendable bit of human flesh. This terrible feeling of being a “nobody” is not unusual today, and is partially due to the breakdown of the family unit which deprives many children of the love they so desperately need.
The machine age also contributes to the individual’s feeling that he is just another number. Most of all, however, this dreadful idea that one doesn’t count for anything sweeps over people when they think they are only accidental results of evolution.
When you believe the Bible, you have the assurance that God loves you, unimportant as you may think yourself to be. David, the writer of Psalm 8, looked up into the sky one night and stood in awe as he saw the beauty of the stars sparkling like precious jewels against a background of black velvet. He could not help but be overwhelmed in the realization that the God who fashioned the distant luminaries and controls the orderly movement of the spheres had taken special notice of mere man.
Christian friend, the next time you feel discouraged, remember that in God’s sight you are grander and more glorious than the brightest star. He will never leave you nor forsake you, and will make sure you attain the wonderful purpose for which He redeemed you. You are not a “nobody.”
Wit and Wisdom – Back of God’s constant attention and loving care for us He puts His omnipotent, protecting power.
Point to Ponder - Vital papers will demonstrate their vitality by moving from where you left them to where you can’t find them.