I still remember it like it was yesterday and still tell the story from time to time when I am speaking somewhere.
Years ago there was a Bible study that came out under the title, "The Search for Significance." As human beings the questions often arise in our lives. If there is really a God in this great big expanse of a universe where I am just a tiny speck among billions, why would that God even notice me. Theories (and I do mean theories) have reduced human kind to everything from off shoots of apes, to a series of impulses, to, well, to nothing of significance.
This life that we have is short. Very short. In fact in the next presidential election cycle there will be a whole bunch of new eligible voters who weren't even born when the events of 9/11 happened. It all goes by in a blink of an eye. And if it all goes by so quick, what significance, if any, do I have.
The Psalmist addressees that question in Psalm 8. We find out that in God's creation human kind is the single most important creation. Last wee in Psalm 100 we were reminded that we are created by God, and that we are not capable of creating ourselves. This week we are reminded that not only are we created by God, we are given lives that have purpose and meaning. The Psalmist even tells us that because of who we are God crowns us with glory and honor.
Sometimes it is just good to be reminded that we are important in the site of God.