by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Psalm 8

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This is a worshipful Psalm, a Psalm of divine
adoration! The human soul must always be in awe in the
Presence of God. David evidently one night walked out
and looked up at the stars and said, "O LORD our Lord,
how excellent, is Thy Name in all the earth! Who hath
set THY glory above the heavens." GOD'S glory is ABOVE
the glory of the heaven! "When I consider Thy heavens,
the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which
Thou hast ordained, what is man that Thou art mindful
of him?" Lord, in this tremendous universe, why is it
that Thou art mindful of man? Why is it that Thou
thinkest of man at all? That is what David was

Vastness of Universe

Now there are three things that are incomprehensible
to David---three things that he cannot understand. The
first of these is SPACE. There are some people today
who claim that they do not believe in God. But how can
they study the tremendous facts of SPACE and not
believe in God? For instance, this earth,---this
tremendous ball on which the human family lives, is
flying around in space, without foundation, without
fixture, kept only by some tremendous power that GOD
ALMIGHTY has ordained.

The scientists are today "mapping" the heavens. There
are road maps of our states; so also are there maps of
the heavens, in a great venture begun by the
Geographical Society. And through that great
telescope, with its great eye peering out into space
beyond, far beyond anything any astronomer of past
history ever dreamed, they are photographing today
tremendous facts that will revolutionize the thinking
of mankind. They are learning about the Milky Way---a
star-cluster of 200 billion stars---and the Earth is
only a small speck in this tremendous Milky Way.

It is an overwhelming thing to try to realize
DISTANCES yonder in space. Recently the Palomar
Observatory made a photograph, ...

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