Thoughts for the Fall

For me, one of the great memories of summer vacation is being able to really see the night sky.  Without all the glare of the city, the stars come out in their thousands.  Looking up at the stars can produce a lot of different reactions in people.

One of those is to be reminded of God’s greatness.  You look at the stars themselves and think about how the light you see has in some cases been travelling for hundreds or thousands of years before we see it here on planet earth: “The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1)  If people long ago could worship God with awe after looking at the night sky, how much more awe should we feel knowing how immense this universe really is?

But looking up at the stars can also be a reminder of something else.  It can be a reminder of our own smallness.  And it can make us question our significance.  In a universe so big, does someone like me really matter?

King David wrestled with the same thing, but his faith in God led him to pose a slightly different question: “What are human beings that you are mindful of them?”  David recognized that if we really are significant, it must be because we are significant to God.   We matter because we matter eternally.

The fact that we matter to God  — that we are significant because we are significant to him — is something we’d like to help you discover.  As we move into this fall and winter season, please join us as we worship God’s greatness and study our place in God’s universe.

Pastor Duncan Cameron.