A Baby Explosion Can Remind us of God – Psalm 8
By Randy Bushey
Would a “baby explosion” remind you of God? Randy Bushey explains how a baby explosion at his home church got him thinking about Psalm 8.
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At my home church, we’ve had a mini baby-explosion in recent months!
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 (Psalm 8:1,2).
For our family, the summer of 2018 will be remembered as a season of babies. Two little girls were born into our clan in recent weeks.
Consequently, when I hear the cries of these infants, I’m reminded of David’s declaration in Psalm 8. David knew something of babies; the Scriptures name 10 sons and a daughter fathered by the king.
David’s point in the early verses of this psalm: The Lord is so magnificent, His Name so regal in all the earth – and throughout the universe – that even the squawks and cries of newborn children represent evidence for the God of the Bible, and praise to His Almighty Name.
In that way, babies declare the Gospel. That God exists and that He has spoken is evident even through the inarticulate moans, shrieks, and cooing of a baby.
His omniscient strength – and only the Lord could achieve this – is established against those who are hostile toward Him, through noises emanating from the nursery! And He uses the sounds uttered by infant children to counteract and bring to silence, the clatter of His adversaries.
The Birth of a Baby is a Miracle
In His master design of our race, birth is a natural result of human love between a wife and her husband, making them mothers and fathers. The union of the two contributes physically – and ultimately emotionally and spiritually, for better or worse – to the child to whom they give life.
And this mysterious, enigmatic process, to which macro-evolutionary forces of natural selection and survival of the fittest offer paltry, inadequate explanation, bears from conception to birth the fingerprints of God.
Only the Lord could devise an ingenious plan wherein He responds to the hostility and vitriolic attacks of His enemies – both human and other – with the guileless cries of a baby.
So when I hear these tiny girls and the other infant children at our church, I remember in ways that the babies cannot yet understand – but, through the influence of their parents and family members, and exposure to God’s Word, I pray will one day embrace – that they are reflecting the glory of God in this dark and antagonistic world.
After completing a 35 year corporate-management career in the general insurance industry, Randy is dedicated to full-time elder’s work at Bethel Gospel Chapel in North Bay (Ontario). With a primary pastoral focus in Bible teaching (preaching and leading Bible studies). Randy is also engaged in visitation, church music, and helping develop other men in their roles as Christ-followers, preachers and leaders. He is married to Pat who is investing her life in working with women and children in the local assembly. They are both energized by their 3 children (2 married) and 6 grandchildren!
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Other Posts About Psalms
Crawford Paul –Psalm 139 Part One
Crawford Paul – Psalm 139 Part Two
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Bunny Baby – marvelmozhko
Baby – Virvoreanu-Laurentiu
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