A young boy was walking along enjoying a very beautiful day. The sky was blue, the sun was bright and warm, the grass was green – it was a beautiful sight. As he walked along whistling, he stumped his toe. It hurt a little so he stopped to look. He found that he had hit an old silver dollar that was stuck in the ground. He pulled the silver dollar out and shined it up, put it in his pocket, and kept walking.
But now, there was a big change. Now, he didn’t whistle. Now, he didn’t see the sky or feel the warmth of the sun. Now, he didn’t notice the grass. Now he was unaware of the beauty around him. Now, he didn’t look up. He kept his eyes low on the ground. Now, he was looking for another silver dollar. And looking down cost him an awareness of what was really there.
“O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens… When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou has ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?...O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” (Psalms 8:1,3-4, 9).