June 29: His Greatness and Nearness

June 29: His Greatness and Nearness

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Chris Rowekamp

“Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.”
—Psalm 8:1-2 NIV


This psalm declares God’s majesty. It proclaims his greatness.

And it also speaks of his nearness to small, weak people like you and me.

And that is one of the great paradoxes of Scripture: God is unfathomably great, impossibly huge, and yet he dwells with the “least of these” (see Matthew 25:40).

And so the God whose glory is proclaimed by the heavens chooses to silence the enemy through the praise of helpless children and infants.

Today may we stand in awe of God’s majesty, and also praise him for his nearness.

Even if you feel weak, remember that, like the infants of Psalm 8, your praise is powerful.

Here is a short prayer to help you invite God into every moment of your day:

Inhale: Majestic God,
Exhale: Thank you for being near.

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