Psalm 8

For the next week our readings will be a grouping of psalms of joy and praise, including Psalm 119.

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. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1-9

Sometimes during a sporting event, a big hit, a big basket, a big play happens that causes everyone to rise to their feet and cheer. If the scene is big enough, sometimes the announcer does say a thing, just letting the crowd relay the feeling. Psalm 8 is like that. No commentary, no explanation is necessary. The psalm speaks for itself. Take it all in.