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What we notice in Psalm 8 is how different it is to the preceding 5 psalms! Instead of equipping us with language with which to cry for help, this psalm breaks through with bright, uplifting music and lifts our eyes to the heavens (the vast universe in which we live) and calls us to be humbled at the size and grandeur of God's majesty displayed in the heavens. The question that comes in response to this is: 'what is mankind'? In comparison to the size of the heavens, we are nothing; insignificant! However, the surprising answer comes from the story of Creation, 'you have made them a little lower than the heavenly beings and have crowned them with glory and honor!' God, in his infinite Majesty, made us in His image and gives us the great privilege of relationship with Him! We respond to this psalm by being humbled by His majesty; by honoring the privilege of relationship with him; and by taking seriously our commission to be good stewards of the beautiful earth on which we live!