Devotion – 2014.08.30

Lord, our Lord, how majestic
is your name throughout the earth!
You made your glory higher than heaven!
From the mouths of nursing babies
you have laid a strong foundation
because of your foes,
in order to stop vengeful enemies.
When I look up at your skies,
at what your fingers made—
the moon and the stars
that you set firmly in place—
what are human beings
that you think about them;
what are human beings
that you pay attention to them?
You’ve made them only slightly less than divine,
crowning them with glory and grandeur.
You’ve let them rule over your handiwork,
putting everything under their feet—
all sheep and all cattle,
the wild animals too,
the birds in the sky,
the fish of the ocean,
everything that travels the pathways of the sea.
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the earth!
Psalms 8

How good has God planned the human being and equipped him with so many skills! He really reigns over the earth. But many people do not correspond to the image of God. There are so many ruthless egoists in business and politics, so much murder and manslaughter with words and deeds. No, they are not the people who God has imagined! Sin has distorted the image of God in an image of evil. And the return to the real mission can just come, when we let God be Lord again. Then the earth really will be a ‘heavenly’ place again!
God has said YES to us humans. He remains in his opinion, even though so much is going wrong. He never abandons us. He is waiting for us! God’s YES to a human is of the utmost importance for him. So many are wondering, where their place in life is. Many suffer from the meaninglessness, emptiness and loneliness. Many are oppressed by their own badness. Some feel rejected everywhere and find no self-confidence. Many create their own little world in which they feel comfortable and at home. Some feel so worthless that they are on the path of self-destruction. Somehow the human being is hovering in a vacuum; he has lost touch with something bigger.
God is here! And he is the only one who can heal the human heart from false, inferior self-reference. Only He can heal, where rejection has torn deep wounds. Only He can lead you on the right track. ONLY HE!!!
Thank you, Jesus, You are THE Savior! You lead me to the right way, You have prepared for me and for which You have created me. In You my heart finds healing and satisfaction. Your YES to me is the reason for my hope. How good that You exist!

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