Seeker; “O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.”
Preacher: “Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.”
Seeker: What, Preacher? What does that mean?
Preacher: Well, Seeker, the glory of the Lord is so evident that even the young can understand it. Not the actual youngsters, but even those untrained in theological understanding can see the majesty of the Divine.
Seeker: “When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; . . . “ Like that, even a seeker like me can see it clearly”
Preacher: Do not under estimate yourself, Seeker. You have wisdom and insight as good as any seminary trained theologian. The psalmist rightly asks on behalf of all humanity . . . “what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?”
Seeker: “Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.’ So the benchmark is to recognize and worship the Lord God not because of training but recognition that the Lord God is the Divine?
Preacher: Well, the simple answer is . . . . yes. “You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.”
Seeker: The psalmist is harking back to the point of creation, when the Creator formed man as a being in whom the Divine set the spark that would and does seek the Divine Creator. Not sure if that would be a question or statement. And as I remember, the point when the Creator found that man, as a single solitary creation. needs companionship with another who carries the Divine spark. That it is in companionship with another that the devotion and connection that Divine wishes to have with us is best portrayed. How lonely is the human soul when it exists in isolation.
Preacher: See, Seeker, right there you exhibit an understand that eludes many. But that is an understanding that comes from the Spark that the Divine has placed in you. And it is that Spark that will guide you throughout your life, if you will allow it. And that Spark will lead you to complete unity and reunion with the Divine when your human life gives way to eternity with the Divine.
Seeker: Then let all humanity say with me. “O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8)