Psalm 8:5-8 NIVUK
5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honour.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
Not only has God noticed us and poured his love out on us, but he has also given us a position of power in the world! In the Garden of Eden humanity was instructed to rule over the world as illustrated by Adam having the job of naming everything. We continue to have this privilege today, having a disproportionate influence on the world around us and part of our worship is in how we exercise this. Do we use our position to care for life or to abuse it for personal comfort and gain?
Lord help me to care for your wonderful world in how I live today.