How Excellent Is Your Name


Jen Brinton

“O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your Name in all the earth! You have set Your glory on the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and unweaned infants You have established strength because of Your foes, that You might silence the enemy and the avenger. When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have ordained and established; What is man, that You are mindful of him, and the son of man, that You care for him? Yet You have made him but little lower than God, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands, You have put all things under his feet. All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord,  how excellent is Your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8, AMP)

What is man, that You regard him?
What, indeed…
The vast array of stars, galaxies, and endless space
Is merely a corner of Your domain.
How insignificant we should seem in comparison!
You could snuff out our world with nary a thought,
Yet You choose to extend Your own heart towards us.
You hold us in the palm of Your hand,
As the very jewel in the crown of creation,
Prized above all that has been made ––
Even above the angels!
What beauty is in the heavenlies,
Such joy and awe,
All mingled with colors and sounds.
More marvelous than we can imagine,
Yet You chose to have Your home inside of me.
I in You
You in me
Two in one
Occupying the same space
Yet in two places at once
Here, now
Yet also seated in heavenly places
We contain the infinite
Temple of the Mighty King of Kings
The Great I Am
The light of a thousand suns —
Even the light of every celestial body combined
Does not compare to the Light of the World

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